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B.R. Ryall YMCA Swim Team Makes it to Nationals

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B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County

As the B.R. Ryall YMCA Swim Team approaches the final championship meets, they have every reason to expect big time drops and trips to the podium. The swimmers, ranging in age from 6-18, have worked hard, swam fast and had some fun along the way.

The regional meet schedule this summer included UIC, Notre Dame, University of Iowa and the Illinois Swimming Summer Regional Meet in Oswego, IL. Kate Morris finished first in 50 fly, 100 back and 100 free. She also qualified for Age Group Champs in all three. Other first place finishers included Jane Denenberg in 100 IM and Kate Kissane in the 50 breast. Bram Williams, Annabel Davis, Sydney Green and Joe Green made the podium.

To finish off the season, swimmers will be competing at the 2013 Swimming Long Course Speedo Age Group Championship and the 2013 Long Course YMCA Nationals held in Atlanta, GA. Age Group Champ swimmers include: Annabel Davis, Jane Denenberg, Sydney Green, Kate Kissane, Kate Morris, Meg Murphy, Molly Rosenthal and Evan Sheriff. Swimmers attending the YMCA Nationals include: Meg Beese, Quin Crisman, Alanna Galvin, Erin Sivak, Stephen Spittler, Max St. George, Amanda Stiegal, MaryClaire Webb and Bram Williams. We wish them all the best of luck.

After these season-ending meets, the team will have a break until September. The B.R Ryall YMCA Swim Team is a premiere, competitive year-round swim team, participating in both the YMCA and USA Swimming conferences. It is comprised of six different groups appropriate for beginners to elite swimmers. The B.R. Ryall YMCA Swim Team bases their mission on the tenets of YMCA Swimming; caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

To learn more about the B.R. Ryall YMCA Swim Team and to register for the fall season, visit or contact Katie Sivak, Team Administrator, at 630.858.0100 x267.

About the Y

The Y is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization. The B.R. Ryall YMCA of Northwestern DuPage County strengthens the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children -- regardless of age, income or background -- to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. For more information, visit