BUILD STRENGTH, STAMINA & SPIRIT
Joining a swim team develops confidence and self-discipline in kids. Besides learning new skills, kids build camaraderie and enjoy the challenge of racing in the pool.
YMCA BLUE WATER OTTERS SWIM TEAM
The Blue Water Otters (BWO) have been a force in Michigan swimming for over fifty years. The team is sponsored by the YMCA of the Blue Water Area and led by head coach Maggie MacKenzie. Through appropriate instruction, training, and guidance the Y is dedicated to developing a program full of happy, healthy, accomplished swimmers from novice to national level. Over the years, BWO swimmers have excelled at every stage of their careers, from eight and under to National trial qualifiers.
The team offers opportunities for year-round swimming with two seasons:
- Fall/Winter - September-March
- Summer - May-July
Requirements - Members of the YMCA of the Blue Water Area ages 6 to 18 and able to swim one length of the pool
OTTERS MEET RESULTS
The Blue Water Otters competed in the first Y meet of the season - the BBD Fall Festival Meet October 26-27. We had a great meet!
BWO Boys 11-12 200 Free Relay took 5th (Stephen Ruiz, Sena Baldwin, Johnathon Ruiz & Drew Hofmann).
BWO Mixed 8 & Under 100 Free Relay took 11th (Cam Johnson, Parker Luebke, KyMari Hajarie & Alex Hofmann).
Lina Baldwin 4th in Girls 15-18 200 Individual Medley; 15th in Girls 15-18 100 free.
Sena Baldwin: made 1 new Y state cut. He qualified for Y states (to be held Feb. 29 & March 1 at Holland Aquatic Center in Holland, MI) in the Boys 11-12 100 Breaststroke (he placed 9th in this event); 5th in Boys 11-12 100 back; 7th in Boys 200 Free; and 15th in Boys 11-12 100 IM (Individual Medley).
KyMari Hajarie: 7th in Boys 8 & Under 100 free; 8th in Boys 8 & Under 25 Breaststroke; 8th in Boys 8 & Under 50 Free; 8th in Boys 8 & Under 100 IM; and 12th in Boys 8 & Under 25 Fly.
Alex Hofmann: 10th in Girls 8 & Under 25 Back.
Drew Hofmann: made 4 Y state cuts. He qualified in the Boys 11-12 50 Fly (placed 9th); Boys 11-12 100 Free (placed 10th); Boys 11-12 50 Back (placed 12th); and the Boys 11-12 200 IM (placed 12th).
Cam Johnson: 2nd in Boys 8 & Under 25 Breaststroke; 3rd in Boys 8 & Under 50 Free; 3rd in Boys 8 & Under 100 Free; 4th in Boys 8 & Under 25 Back; 6th in Boys 8 & Under 25 Free; 6th in Boys 8 & Under 100 IM; 6th in Boys 8 & Under 25 Fly.
Parker Luebke: 8th in Girls 8 & Under 100 Free.
Ryan Mayer made 2 Y state cuts. He qualified in the Boys 15-18 100 Back (placed 12th) and in the Boys 15-18 50 Free. He also placed 12th in the Boys 15-18 200 Breaststroke.
Kyleigh Ross: 9th in Girls 9-10 25 Free.
Johnathon Ruiz made 1 new Y state cut. He qualified in the Boys 10 & Under 50 Breaststroke (placed 4th). He was also 11th in Boys 9-10 25 Free; 13th in Boys 9-10 100 IM; and 15th in Boys 9-10 50 Free.
Stephen Ruiz made 1 new Y state cut. He qualified in the Boys 11-12 50 Breaststroke (placed 13th).
Hank Teets placed 7th in the Boys 15-18 100 Breaststroke. He also had an epic 200 freestyle.
PORT HURON SCHOOLS GIRLS & BOYS TEAMS
The Y is pleased to host the high school swim teams for Port Huron Schools.
Port Huron Schools Girls Red Dogs
Combined Girls High School Swim Team starts practice in August . The season runs through the end of November. Registration will take place at the Parent meeting in August. This is a no-cut high school sport.
Port Huron Schools Boys Pirates
Combined Boys High School Swim Team starts practice in November. The season runs through the end of February.
*You must be a Port Huron Area School District Student to participate.