Masters Swimming Competes in Short Course Championship

The Martha’s Vineyard Masters Swim Team performed well at the New England Short Course Championships held at Harvard University.

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Swim Teams Face Tough Competition
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls and boys swim teams faced off against Old Rochester Tuesday in New Bedford.
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Showing the Kids How It's Done; Swim Coach Still Making Waves
Rainy Goodale picked up five first-place finishes in her age group (40-44) at the New England and Colonies Zone Short Course Meters Championship.
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Multiple Swimmers Rescued Off Chappaquiddick

In an unusual incident, 13 swimmers were pulled from the water off Wasque Wednesday afternoon after several people were caught in the current and carried offshore.

The swimmers were rescued by the Edgartown fire department boat and a town shellfish department boat. There were at least three separate groups of people involved.

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Back In the Swim of Things, Champion Leads YMCA Youth

On a recent Monday afternoon the Makos youth swim team is practicing its freestyle strokes, swimming up and down the lanes of the YMCA, as co-coach Rainy Goodale, 42, demonstrates proper technique by making slicing motions though the air. A group of swim-capped youngsters watches, trying to learn by osmosis.

This weekend Mrs. Goodale will travel with the team to Eastham for the annual Southeastern Massachusetts Swim League distance meet. But the sport has taken her far outside the state lines of Massachusetts

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Rip Currents Lead to Chilmark Rescues

Lifeguards made a series of rescues this week at Lucy Vincent Beach in Chilmark, where rip currents have created unsafe swimming conditions in spots, Chilmark beach superintendent Martina Mastromonaco said yesterday. On Monday, two women were rescued by lifeguards after currents pulled them out to sea.

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