The Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphins swam in the YMCA State Championships on March 22-23 and placed 14th as a team. Any individual who placed 14th or above contributed to points for the overall team score. Charleigh Holmes, 12, of Spring Valley had a successful weekend in the water. She took a second place finish in the 100 yard freestyle (56.41). Holmes also earned third place finishes in the 50 yard backstroke (29.88) and the 50 yard freestyle, (25.94).
Holmes earned a fourth place finish in the 50 yard butterfly, (28.46) and completed her weekend with a fifth place finish in the 200 yard freestyle, (2:08.23).
Spring Valley’s Gunnar Jauh also had five top 14 finishes. He was fifth in the 200 IM (2:43.24), ninth in the 200 free (2:22.51), 11th in the 50 backstroke (35.52) and the 100 free (1:06.39) and 13th in the 50 free (30.11).