It was a big weekend for the Bluefins record books at the Mount Pearl Marlins Sink or Swim Invitational last month. Sisters Abby and Kelsey Dwyer broke several records, some that had stood for 25 years. Kelsey set new club records in both the 15-17 age group and Open category in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 28:95. The previous record of 29:46 was set by Hailey St. Croix in 2017.
Kelsey also set a record in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:02:80, and the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 10:07:58. The previous record of 10:10:83 was set by Coach Robyn Smith-Andrews in 1997. She also set a new record in the 400-meter Individual Medley with a time of 5:31:84.
Abby Dwyer took the 200-meter Breast Stroke record with a time of 2:58:98 for the 15-17 age group.
Abby also set the Open 100-meter Breast Stroke record with a time of 1:19: and the 15-17 age group 100-meter breast stroke record of 1:19:77.
The girls 15-17 group 200-meter free relay team of Kelsey Dwyer, Emily Ennis, Hailey St. Croix and Emma Dalton became the first female Bluefins ever to have their relay go under two minutes. They had a final time of 1:56.88 with Emma going at 29.42, Emily 29.34, Hailey 29.52 and Kelsey at 28.53.