Mahaska County YMCA Dolphins Set the Pace for the Swim Season

A participant at the Mahaska County YMCA Dolphins Swim Team event recent held in Oskaloosa.

A participant at the Mahaska County YMCA Dolphins Swim Team. (file photo)

Oskaloosa, December ##, 2013 – The Mahaska County YMCA Dolphins Swim Team played host for the first of three home swim meets on the season December 14. Area teams in attendance included the Centerville Red Rays, the Newton Penguins, and the Washington Water Sharks. The meet saw a large contingent of the 70 Dolphin Swim Team members in attendance on the day, many of whom swam multiple events between 10am – 3pm.

The December 14 contest was the second meet of the year for the Dolphins, who also participated at the Ottumwa YMCA on December 7. The bulk of this year’s meet schedule begins after the New Year, as team members are gearing up for the holiday season, not returning to action until January 4 at the Marshalltown YMCA. Additional meets on the year include January 11 in Oskaloosa hosting Centerville and Marshalltown, January 18 at the Stoney Point YMCA in Cedar Rapids, January 25 in Ankeny, the final home meet on February 1 hosting Marion and Ottumwa, and the championship season kicks off with Sectionals on February 8 also at Ankeny.

Coach Wade Bolibaugh commented, “The first leg of the 2013-2014 season has been a successful one for the Dolphins, and we are looking forward to a few days off during the holidays, before getting right back to work the first weekend in Marshalltown. If the success of the swimmers and the support of the Dolphin parents, fans and volunteers serves as an indication, the rest of this year is sure to be a special one.”

For more details on the Mahaska County YMCA or the Dolphins Swim Team, stop by the Mahaska County YMCA, at 414 North Third Street in Oskaloosa or please contact Ryan Harkema at 641.673.8411 or Ryan.Harkema@MahaskaYMCA.org. Information about the YMCA can also be found at www.MahaskaYMCA.org.
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