Each week, Lemont Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments.
We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Local Editor Amanda Luevano at email@example.com. Be sure to include all of the information included below.
And without further ado, this week's Whiz Kids are...
Lemont Dolphins Swim Club
Whiz Kids' Ages: More than 100 swimmers between the ages of 5 and 18
Whiz Kids' Accomplishment: The Lemont Park District's Dolphin Summer Team is off to a great start. A group of kids recently competed at a USA meet in Palatine. Owen Ganzer qualified for five individual Junior Olympics events, and several other swimmers came very close to Regional times. The Dolphins have also won dual meets against Wheaton and Hinsdale.
Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness: The club is competing year-round for the first time this year under head coach Erik Enslen, who brings more than 20 years experience to the Lemont Park District. The Dolphins program meets the needs of every level of swimmer by competing in the West Suburban Swim Conference with A and B teams, and also competing in USA meets.
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