Dolphins show promise in first long-course meet of season in Guelph

The Quinte Dolphins swim club competed in its first long-course race of the season in Guelph with some encouraging results.

Dolphins president Julie Leavitt said the long course is different from what the Dolphins typically train in as the pool is twice the length of the one at the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre.

A pair of male Dolphins, McKinley Miller and Matthew Petracca combined for 10 new personal best times in 10 races. Miller started the meet with one very long swim, going a metric mile (1,500 m). He completed the race in just over 22 minutes. Petracca would have the biggest drop in time, however, as he lopped off 19.76 seconds off his 200-m individual medley relay.

Two female Dolphins also had strong performances in their first long course meet. Siobhan Bodrug and Kate Jones looked confident in what could have been an intimidating venue and offered hope their times should fall when they hit the 50-meter pool again in Ottawa this month.