Bucks County Herald

YMCA Dolphins swim away
with Pennsylvania medals

Charles Huckel, Alan Zhang, Elijah Barker and Darren Sun.

The Central Bucks Family YMCA Dolphins had a successful showing at the 2018 YMCA State Swimming Championship in State College with 19 swimmers competing. Out of the 19 swimmers competing, 13 made it to the podium.

Lina Hofmann placed first in the 13-14 year old girls’ 100-meter breaststroke and second in the 200-meter breaststroke. She also qualified for YMCA Nationals held in Greensboro, N.C.

Additionally, the Dolphins placed 11th in the 9-10 year old girls’ medley relay (Freya Mottershead, Grace Petrakis, Sarah Shapiro and Kate Clark) and 11th in the 9-10 year old boys’ free relay (Elijah Barker, Darren Sung, Charles Huckel and Alan Zhang).

Several individuals placed, as well:

Elizabeth Axler: 15 and over girls’ 200-meter butterfly – 12th place.

Charles Huckel: 9-10 year old boys’ 200-meter freestyle – 6th place, 100-meter butterfly – 6th place and 50-meter butterfly – 4th place.

Zach LeMay: 11-12 year old boys’ 100-meter butterfly – 11th place.

Freya Mottershead: 9-10 year old girls’ 50-meter backstroke – 5th place, 100-meter backstroke – 4th place and 100-meter individual medley – 10th place.

Grace Petrakis: 9-10 year old girls’ 100 meter freestyle – 7th place and 100-meter individual medley – 8th place.

Michael Scarpitta: 15 and over boys’ 200-meter butterfly – 4th place and 100-meter butterfly – 11th place.

Jill Thorning: 11-12 year old girls’ 200-meter individual medley – 11th place.
Central Bucks Family YMCA also took first place for both the girls and the boys in the Madison Division Championship Meets.


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