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Middletown Swim Team has three excel at event

Posted 8/1/18

This has been a good season for the 63 swimmers who are members of the Middletown Swim Team, known as the “Dolphins.”

The swimmers range from ages 5 to 18 and come from the Middletown, …

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Middletown Swim Team has three excel at event

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This has been a good season for the 63 swimmers who are members of the Middletown Swim Team, known as the “Dolphins.”

The swimmers range from ages 5 to 18 and come from the Middletown, Highspire and Harrisburg areas. The team is based at the Middletown Swim Club on North Union Street.

Three team members placed in the Mid-Cap competition held Saturday at Spring Grove.

Mid-Cap is the highest level of competition for the season. The Mid-Cap is a competition between swimmers from the Mid Penn Swim League, which includes the Middletown team, and teams from the Capital Area Swim League.

The three Middletown Swim Team members who placed in the Mid-Cap include:

• Eliza Artell, who placed 16th in girls ages 9-10 in the 100 meter intermediate, 15th in girls 9-10 in the 100 meter free, and 13th in girls 9-10 in the 50 meter fly.

• Murphy Hughes, who placed 5th in boys 9-10 in the 50 meter backstroke and 11th in boys 9-10 in the 100 meter free.

• Grant Urbanavage, who placed 10th in boys 8 and younger in the 25 meter breaststroke.

Artell, Hughes and Urbanavage were among eight Middletown Swim Team members who qualified to compete in the Mid-Caps, based on their performance at the All-Star competition at the Annville-Cleona Swim Club on July 22.

The five other swimmers who qualified for Mid-Caps were Greydon Young (boys ages 9-10 in the 50 meter breaststroke and boys 9-10 in the 50 meter fly), and Tristan Handley, Jaydon James, Sam Vargas and Rocco Solimeo, all of whom qualified to compete in the Mid-Caps boys ages 13-14 in the 200 meter medley relay.

A total of 22 Middletown Swim Team members had qualified for the All-Stars, based on their performance at the divisional competition July 21 held in Dauphin.

The head coach of the Middletown Swim Team is Tyler Hughes, and the assistant coaches are Serena Seltzer and Michael Adragna.

Middletown Swim Team is one of 12 teams in three divisions in the Mid-Penn Swim League. All of the teams are from the East Shore.

The three divisions are according to size. Middletown is in the C division because it has a smaller team. The A and B divisions have larger teams.

Besides competition within the league, the Middletown Swim Team also played host to and was invited to various invitationals throughout the season. The Dolphins took first place in this year’s Devon Crest Invitational competition.

To learn more about the Mid Penn Swim League, go to www.swimmpsl.org.