Wellesley Swimming Starts Season Strong

November 30, 2012
Dorothy Ren racing breaststroke

In the first meet of the year in early November, the Blue's Dorothy Ren made the biggest splash of the day, breaking a 19-year old program record in the 100-meter IM (individual medley). Ren shaved a second and a half off Wellesley's second-oldest varsity record, surpassing the previous best of 1:02.42, set in 1993 by Erin Fisher '96. The rookie also recorded a time of 1:00.94 as the leadoff in the 4x100 IM relay, guiding Wellesley's team to a first-place finish. Read more results from the event on the swimming and diving team’s Web pages.

In the next meet, Wellesley won 12 of the 14 women's swimming events contested, led by first-year Dorothy Ren who picked up four total victories and broke another school record in the process. Ren touched first in the 100m butterfly (58.84), the 100m backstroke (1:00.52), and the 200m IM (2:13.84), while also recording the fastest time as a member of the 200m medley relay team. Her school record came on the first leg of the medley relay, as she recorded a 50m backstroke time of 27.39.

Ren was named NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week on November 12.

The team has wins over Clark, Roger Williams, and Simmons so far and on December 1 will travel to Mount Holyoke for the MHC Invitational. The Blue’s next home meet is on January 9 against Babson and Coast Guard. The team will host the 2013 Seven Sisters Championship January 19-20. They've won 15 in a row! Put it on your calendar to watch for a repeat.