The 2020 MDI YMCA Shark season came to an end, in a way that no one could have possibly imagined, with the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly bringing the season to an end in mid-March. However, according to Coach Jim Willis, on Wednesday, May 6th, there was a Zoom meeting with at least 72 participants/families for an end of the year celebration. The following awards were presented

Most Outstanding Swimmers

  • 8 and Under  Parker Richards and Sam Neel
  • 9-10 Year  Kemy Cistone and Wyatt Braun
  • 11-12 Year Peighton Skeate and JJ Cistone
  • 13-14 Year Lily James/Cecilia Saltysiak and Brendan Grayes
  • Senior  Ruby Brown and Olivia Underwood

Most Improved Swimmers

  • 8 and Under Antonia Burns and Rankin Moore
  • 9-10 Year Kitty Saltysiak and Jack Mourino
  • 11-12 Year Angela Zhang and Henry Sprague
  • 13-14 Year Denali Wagstaff/Elle Yarborough and McCadden Morris
  • Senior Amos Price and Cody Parker

Aquathon

  • Most Money Charlotte Stanley - $1190
  • 2nd Most Money Eliza Sprague - $1092
  • 3rd Most Money Riley Donahue - $1059
  • Most Pledges  Claire Dow - 48
  • 2nd Most Pledges Rankin Moore - 32
  • 3rd Most Pledges Riley Donahue  - 31
  • 4th Most Pledges Jayden Samson - 30
  • Green Team - Eliza Sprague $1092
  • Gold Team - Charlotte Stanley $1190
  • Senior Team - Sam Schlief $600

Team Record Breakers

  • Peighton Skeate 11-12 100 Backstroke 1:06.49
  • Finley Smith 13-14 50 Breaststroke 32.42

Pool Record Breakers

  • Lily James  200 Breaststroke 2:31.72
  • TJ Willis 200 Butterfly 2:02.00

Shark Wall of Fame Inductee

  • Dave Blaney - MDI Shark Swimmer 1985-1997, MDI High School Trojan 1993-1997, Bates College Bobcat 1997-2001, MDI High School Swim Coach 2019 -  Present

2019-20 Coach Award

  • The 2020 MDI Y Sharks Winter Championship Team