The Mount Desert Island YMCA (MDIY) Sharks Swim Team conducts an annual Aquathon on Super Bowl (Aquathon) Sunday. The event is the one fundraiser that the team conducts during the season to help offset the large expense of operating the Sharks.
The Sharks have been able to conduct a modified season this year during the Pandemic. Thus our Aquathon has changed it's dates to March 27 & 28, 2021. Other changes include shortening the swim time from 1.5-hours to 1-hour, allowing only 2 swimmers/lane and no day long party.
The Sharks have been swimming since June under State & Local guidelines. This year's team numbers about 75 swimmers from the 4 towns on the island plus a few from off island. The team has participated in a virtual swim meet w/other Y teams and does expect to compete at upcoming State Championships in April & May of this year.
Last year our club raised about $28,000 during our annual event. This year we have not made a financial goal (but donations are sought!) but a goal have members of the club participate in the yearly event.