Vineyard swimmers do well in regional tourney

Two members of Mako Swim Club, Renee and Robert Goodale, qualified and competed in the New England Swimming Regional Championship in Seekonk, February 9-12.

Renee, competing in the 11- 12-year-old age group, swam in four events. She placed fourth in the 50 and 100 breaststroke, with a time of 37.43 on her 50, which almost qualified her for the New England Age Group Championship cut. She also placed eighth on 100 IM and 14th on 50 freestyle.

Robert Goodale competed in the eight and under group and placed second on 25 breaststroke, with a best time of 24.40. He also placed fifth on 50 breaststroke, seventh on 25 backstroke, ninth on the 25 freestyle and tenth on 25 butterfly.

The championship meet drew more than 600 swimmers from 14 different teams from across the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.