Rainy Goodale swims to Masters victory in Worcester


Rainy Goodale, a Martha’s Vineyard masters swimmer and coach of YMCA Makos swim team, competed in the New England LMSC and Colonies Zone Short Course Meters Championship at the WPI Sports and Rec Center in Worcester on Dec. 8 and 9.

More than 400 masters swimmers from New England, North Carolina, and California competed in the meet. Swimming in the 45-49 age group, Rainy placed first in both the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke, with times of 1:22.35 and 2:59.73. She took second place in the 50-meter breaststroke (37.30) and 100-meter individual medley (1:18.49), third in 50-meter backstroke (37.81), and fourth in 50-meter butterfly (34.38). In the 50-meter breaststroke, she swam just 0.56 seconds short of her New England record, set in 2015.