The North Coast Swim Club Dolphins hosted the annual Midsummer Madness swim meet last weekend at the Astoria Aquatic Center.

Swimmers from the Multnomah Athletic Club, Lake Oswego Swim Club, the Oak Hills Swim Team, Mittleman JCC swim club, Seaside Swim Team and the Tillamook YMCA traveled to Astoria to compete in the two-day meet.

According to NCSC coach Erin Estes, the local team ruled the pool.

"The team looked like the start of what could be a championship team," Estes said. "We had personal best time drops all over the place. Five of our swimmers dropped five or more personal best times at this one meet. North Coast had awesome performances both days."

Leading the NCSC team in dropped times was 12-yaer-old Malysa Baxter, with six of seven times dropped to personal best times: the 100-meter freestyle (1:48.85 to 1:30.50); 50-meter breaststroke (1:00.60 to 51.96); 50-meter backstroke (44.73 to 42.29); 200-meter freestyle (3:38.16 to 3:17.91); 100-meter individual medley (1:43.57 to 1:34.77); and the 50-meter freestyle (43.43 to 38.53).

In the 13-14 age group, NCSC swimmer Eddy Duret captured five new personal best times, hit three state B times and took first place in five events: 100 freestyle (1:00.49); 100 breaststroke (1:21.41); 100 butterfly (1:17.14); 200 freestyle (2:09.37) and the 50 freestyle (27.40).

The 9-10 boys were represented by NCSC's Tyler Baldessari, who took first in all seven events, with personal best times in the 100 freestyle (1:23.61); 50 breaststroke (49.63); 50 butterfly (46.28); 200 freestyle (3:07.43) and 50 freestyle (38.72).

"It's hard to single out just one or two dynamic efforts from our local swimmers because we just simply ruled the pool," Estes said. "These kids practice every day and work hard to develop this level of athleticism, and it paid off big time."

Youth football camp set in AstoriaThe Astoria Youth Football Association is holding its annual preseason conditioning camp at Astoria Middle School, Aug. 16 through 27.

The seventh/eighth-grade camp will be held each day from 9 to 11 a.m., and the third/fourth and fifth-sixth-grade camp will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.

All preregistered players need to be at AMS between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 15, for equipment checkout.

All new players must register for the season no later than Aug. 30. Cost of the camp is $20, or $100 for camp and season. Any athletes not registered for the season need to sign up during the camp.

For more information, contact Patrick Harber at 325-6340.

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