MV Masters swim to gold, silver and bronze

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Martha's Vineyard YMCA Masters Swim Team, from left, Jamieson DeCubellis, Elizabeth Fox and William Ritter show off their medals after the 7th annual Sharkfest Swim in Boston.–Courtesy YMCA Masters Swim Team

The Martha’s Vineyard YMCA Masters Swim Team capped off the 2018 summer open-water race season with gold, silver, and bronze medals.

On Sunday, Elizabeth Fox, William Ritter, and Jamieson DeCubellis represented the Martha’s Vineyard YMCA Masters Swim Team at Boston’s seventh annual Sharkfest Swim to benefit the Who Says I Can’t Foundation.

Under choppy conditions, the swimmers dove into the harbor to traverse a 1,500-meter course from East Pier in East Boston to Fan Pier in South Boston. In their respective divisions, William Ritter nabbed the bronze medal by swimming the course in 22 minutes, 45 seconds, Elizabeth Fox captured the silver with a time of 26 minutes, 35 seconds, and Jamieson DeCubellis struck gold with a winning time of 21 minutes, 29 seconds.

The YMCA Masters Swim Team, comprising friendly, enthusiastic swimmers of all levels, is looking to welcome more people to join the club. Anyone interested in swimming for fun, fitness, or competition, please contact the Martha’s Vineyard YMCA.