Dubuque Dolphins Regional Swim Meet
Dubuque Dolphins Swim Team excelled at the 2022 YMCA North Central YMCA Regional Swim Meet in Des Moines, March 18-20.
The Dubuque Dolphins Swim Team excelled at the 2022 YMCA North Central YMCA Regional Swim Meet in Des Moines, March 18 and 20. The Dubuque Dolphins had 45 swimmers in the three-day meet. In total 538 athletes took part in this year’s event representing 41 teams YMCA swim teams from three different states. The Dolphins finished third overall as a team and are coached by Kathy Stierman and Nate Hall with many new Dubuque Dolphin team records that were set over the course of the weekend.
2022 Regional Champs:
Aiden Yaklich in the Open 100 butterfly (53.33), which is a new Dubuque Dolphin Record.
The Open Boys relays finished first in all four relays: 200 Free Relay (1:30.37) and 400 Free Relay (3:23.12) with Aiden Yaklich, Brady Noel, Jarrett Herber, and Brandon Decker. The 200 Medley Relay (1:44.28) and 400 Medley Relay (3:56.30) with Dustin Coyle, Brandon Decker, Jarrett Herber, and Aiden Yaklich.
The 9-10 Girls finished first in all three relay, 200 Medley Relay (2:25.02) Evelyn Ward, Lauren Cloos, Ivy Hoden, and Tessa Vilar. The 200 Free Relay (2:08.91) Tessa Vilar, Ivy Hoden, Evelyn Ward, and Lily McFadden. The 400 Free Relay (4:50.39) Evelyn Ward, Malin Thier, Tessa Vilar, and Ivy Hoden, which is a new team record, was (5:09.06) from 2019.
The 11-12 Boys 200 Free Relay (1:48.63) earned gold with Jonah Fry, Alex Ihrig, Jacob Godel, and Rowan Fry.
The 11-12 Girls 400 Free Relay (4:14.27) earned gold with Rebecca Roling, Molly Snyder, Mallory Blum, and Elyse Cloos, which is a new team record, was (5:02.58) from 2016.
More New Team Records from the North Central Regional Meet:
11-12 Boys 400 Free Relay (4:16.26) Rowan Fry, Jacob Godel, Alex Ihrig, and Jonah Fry was (4:27.33) from 2019, fourth place.
11-12 Boys 400 Medley Relay (4:58.27) Jacob Godel, Rowan Fry, Jonah Fry, and Alex Ihrig was (5:09.84) from 2016, second place.
11-12 Girls 400 Medley Relay (5:02.56) Molly Snyder, Mallory Blum, Rebecca Roling, and Elyse Cloos was (5:06.02) from 2019, third place.
13-14 Boys 400 Free Relay (4:02.23) Walter Freund, Joey Hoffman, Sam Godel, and Duncan Freund was (4:06.59) from 2016, eight place.
13-14 Girls 200 Backstroke Taylor Borgerding (2:25.41) which was previously held by Gwenny Hall (2:29.67) from 2021, third place.
Open Boys 100 breaststroke Brandon Decker (1:03.38) broke his own record (1:03. 67), second place.
Other medal winners from the regional meet were:
8 and Under: Clara Fry earned silver in the 50 backstroke and third in the 25 butterfly.
9-10: Evelyn Ward finished third in the 100 butterfly.
Boys 10 & Under: 200 Medley Relay third place with Fitz Runde, Cooper Hillebrand, Will McNamara, and Oliver Stanton. 200 Free Relay earned bronze with Emmett Jedlicka, Oliver Stanton, Copper Hillebrand, and Will McNamara. 400 Free Relay finished third with Noah Tracy, Oliver Stanton, Cooper Hillebrand, and Will McNamara.
11-12: Molly Snyder earned silver in the 200 butterfly and bronze in the 1000 freestyle. Rebecca Roling earned bronze in the 50 freestyle. The Girls 200 Free Relay finished second with Rebecca Roling, Mallory Blum, Molly Snyder, and Elyse Cloos.
13-14: Taylor Borgerding finished third in the 200 backstroke. Duncan Freund captured third in the 200 breaststroke.
15-21: Aiden Yaklich earned silver in both the 50 free and 200 IM. Brandon Decker finished second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 Breaststroke. Jarrett Herber earned bronze in the 100 butterfly.
Other top eight finishers for the Dolphins were:
In the 8 and under age group: Clara Fry was fourth in the 25 free, fifth in the 25 back, sixth in the 50 fly and 100 IM, and seventh in the 100 free. Emmett Jedlicka finished eighth in the 50 breaststroke. Fitz Runde was seventh in the 25 backstroke. Noah Tracy was fifth in the 100 free and eighth in the 50 free.
In the 9-10 age group: 10 and Under Girls 200 Medley Relay finished sixth with Clara Fry, Lily McFadden, Malin Thier, and Hannah Godel. 10 and Under Girls 200 Free Relay finished fifth with Malin Thier, Lauren Cloos, Clara Fry, and Hannah Godel. 10 and Under Girls 400 Free Relay finished fifth with Clara Fry, Lauren Cloos, Lily McFadden, and Hannah Godel. Will McNamara finished fifth in the 100 fly and sixth in the 50 back. Tessa Vilar was fourth in the 50 free and sixth in the 100 free. Evelyn Ward was fifth in the 50 back and 50 fly, seventh in the 100 back, and eighth in the 200 free.
In the 11-12 age group: Girls 200 Medley Relay finished fourth with Molly Snyder, Mallory Blum, Elyse Cloos, and Rebecca Roling. Boys 200 Medley Relay finished fourth with Jacob Godel, Rowan Fry, Jonah Fry, and Alex Ihrig. Elyse Cloos was fifth in the 50 fly, and seventh in the 200 free and 50 free. Jonah Fry was fourth in the 100 fly, 50 back, 100 back, and 50 fly. Jonah was fifth in the 500 free. Rowan Fry was sixth in the 50 free and seventh in the 50 back. Jacob Godel was sixth in the 500 free and seventh in the 200 free. Rebecca Roling was seventh in the 50 fly and 100 free. Rebecca was eighth in the 200 free. Molly Snyder was fourth in the 100 fly and 200 IM. Molly was sixth in 50 fly and eighth in 100 back.
In the 13-14 age group: Girls 200 Medley Relay finished fifth with Gwenny Hall, Cate Ihrig, Grace Coyle, and Taylor Borgerding. Girls 400 Free Relay finished fifth with Taylor Borgerding, Amia Yaklich, Grace Coyle, and Elaina Tucker. Girls 200 Free Relay finished fourth with Taylor Borgerding, Elaina Tucker, Grace Coyle, and Amia Yaklich. Girls 400 Medley Relay finished fourth with Gwenny Hall, Kortney Pickel, Grace Coyle, and Taylor Borgerding. Boys 200 and 400 Medley Relay finished sixth with Joey Hoffman, Duncan Freund, Walter Freund, and Sam Godel. Boys 200 Free Relay finished sixth with Walter Freund, Joey Hoffman, Sam Godel and Duncan Freund. Taylor Borgerding was sixth in 100 back, seventh in 50 free, and eighth in 100 free. Grace Coyle was eighth in 200 back. Duncan Freund was sixth in 100 breast. Walter Freund was eighth in 200 back. Kortney Picker was seventh in the 200 breast. Elaina Tucker was fourth in the 400 IM.
15-21 age group: Girls 200 Medley Relay finished sixth and the 400 Medley Relay finished fourth with Taylor Weig, Kelly Snyder, Evie Hall, and Jessie Then. Girls 400 Free Relay finished seventh with Taylor Weig, Jessie Then, Kelly Snyder, and Evie Hall. Dustin Coyle finished fifth in the 500 free. Kambrie Crowley was eighth in the 200 back. Evie Hall was seventh in the 200 back. Jarrett Herber was fourth in the 200 fly, seventh in the 50 and 100 free, and eighth in the 200 free. Kelly Snyder was sixth in the 100 and 200 breast. Jessie Then was seventh in the 200 breast. Taylor Weig was sixth in the 200 back. Aiden Yaklich was fifth in the 100 free, seventh in the 200 free, and eighth in the 100 breast.
The Dubuque Dolphins will be sending 4 swimmers, Aiden Yaklich, Kyle Powers, Jarrett Herber, and Brandon Decker will be swimming the 200 Free Relay at the National YMCA Swim Meet at Greensboro, NC, On March 28-April 1. Aiden Yaklich, also, will be swimming the 50 free (21.86) at Nationals.