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YMCA renames Peaks to Portland Swim for longtime leader

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YMCA renames Peaks to Portland Swim for longtime leader

PORTLAND — The annual swim from Peaks Island to the city's East End Beach has been renamed in honor of a longtime supporter of the organization that sponsors the event.

The Cumberland County YMCA announced it would rename the annual Peaks to Portland Swim the Cyrus Hagge YMCA Peaks to Portland Swim.

Hagge, 56, is a longtime YMCA board member and has served as chairman of the board for more than five years. He will be replaced by Scott Maker.

Helen Foley, chief executive officer of the YMCA, said Hagge's leadership has contributed to making the Y "one of the region's premier providers of both recreational and social services."

The annual 2.4-mile swim has taken place for the past 29 years and is a fundraiser for the Y's annual campaign. The money raised is used to provide financial assistance to children, adults and families who participate in YMCA programs.

Hagge, a Great Diamond Island resident, finished 66th out of 220 participants in this year's swim on July 25.

Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or kbucklin@theforecaster.net