Bluefins return to competition with a splash

After 20 long months, the CBS Bluefins have returned to competitive swimming with a splash. 

In October, the Bluefins attended the Poseidon Fall Come Back Meet in Carbonear. Two weeks later they were on their way to Gander to attend the Gander Lakers Fall Invitational. Both meets were extremely successful with many personal best times achieved and several relay and individual club records broken.  In Gander, the Bluefins won top team and had seven swimmers make the top three in their respective age groups. In addition, Amelia Smith now holds the club record for Female 13-14, 50 free, 100 free and 50 Fly. 

James Traverse crushed the Male 11-12, 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 Back and 100 IM club records while Daniel Pearce took the Male 15-17 50 Fly club record which was previously held by his coach, Alec Ralph back in 2016.

The most recent swim meet in Mount Pearl showed the Bluefins have no intention of slowing down.  The Mount Pearl Marlins hosted the Sink or Swim Meet from Nov 19-21, which resulted in the Bluefins re-writing the record books once again. In addition to breaking his own previously held club records in 100 back and 100 free, Traverse broke the 50 fly club record and the 400 IM club record previously set in 1997.

Traverse also set two new Male 11-12 provincial short course records in the 50 Free and 50 back with a time of 27.40 and 30.55 respectively. 

Elly Stafford broke the Female 11-12, 200 Fly club record, the 1500 Free club record and the 400 IM club record which had been set back in 1996. Amelia Smith also beat her own previously held Female 13-14, club record in the 50 Free with a time of 28.94. 

Up next for the Bluefins is the Invitation International de Noel being held in Montreal, Quebec from December 2-5.

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