A local swim team with members from Calhoun County goes the distance and qualifies to compete for a national championship. The YMCA Blue Dolphins Swim Team is a great opportunity for swimmers to enjoy the challenge of competing against themselves as well as other teams. Eight members qualified to compete in the Southeastern Championship Meet in Nashville, Tennessee. They will compete against 1200 swimmers from across the southeast in a 50 meter pool. The coaches say it’s the same length and depth of pool you will see at the Olympics in Rio. Y Blue Dolphins participation requires a YMCA Family Membership in addition to a $10 monthly Y Blue Dolphins fee. Competitions are held in the YMCA League as well as USA Swimming. Y Blue Dolphin practices are held Monday through Thursday afternoons at the Anniston Y Pool.