Norwich YMCA Dolphins Compete At District Championship
Published: February 15th, 2023

Norwich YMCA Dolphins compete at District Championship The Norwich YMCA Dolphins juniors pose for a group photo. From left to right: Kate Hull, Kennedy Foulds, Maggie Williams, Nora Diefenbacher, Aiden Diefenbacher, Danny Williams, Matthew Neer, Bella Shalna, Maverick Douglass-Utter. Missing: Samantha Palagonia, Addie Dickey, Emmet David, Natalee David, Bryn Ballin. (Photo submitted by Eric Diefenbacher)

CORTLAND COUNTY – The Norwich YMCA Dolphins swim team had a great showing at the 2023 Central NY YMCA District Championship Meet held at SUNY Cortland. The first year back after a two- year hiatus for the Dolphins produced nearly two minutes of collective time drops for the juniors (10 & under) and slightly over 16 seconds of collective time drops for the seniors (11 & over).

The eight and under girls produced a District Champion with Nora Diefenbacher in the 25 yard Freestyle, along with Kennedy Foulds, Kate Hull, Danny Williams, Maggie Williams, Maverick Douglass-Utter, and Aiden Diefenbacher with top 12 finishes in their events for the Juniors. Seniors saw top 12 finishes from Alex Shtrauch, Adrianna Palmer, Rory Strauch, Timothy Guzewich, and Maddison McKissick in their events.

Well done swimmers!

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The dolphins are coached by Hannah Collier, Hallie Marquart and Eric Diefenbacher volunteers with the Junior team. If you have a child interested in participating with the YMCA Dolphins in the future, reach out to the YMCA Aquatics Director, Tucker Norton at

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