After earning their 500th win earlier this summer, the members of the Newton Bluefish swim team can also add "undefeated" to the list of accolades for the 2012 summer season.
The local swim team, which is open to boys and girls ages 8-18, finished its season on Saturday with a first place finish in the South Suburban Swim League "A" championship meet at Gath Pool. The Bluefish defeated 11 other teams with a score of 513 points, more than 300 points above the second place team, the Framingham Frogs.
Newton took first place in 31 of the 51 swimming events, including the majority of the relay races.
To view the Newton results from Saturday's "A" championship, click the .pdf to the right.
Saturday's championship win rounds out an 11-0 season for the Bluefish, who also finished first in the "B" championship meet on Saturday, Aug. 4.
This season's domination is not unlike the 2011 summer Bluefish season; the team finished last summer 11-0 with the "A" and "B" championship title as well.
The annual mile swim event was the only instance this season where Newton did not come out perfect. The boys finished second and the girls finished third, with a combined second place finish for the team.
Below are the final scores for the summer 2012, 11-0 season:
|July 7||Canton||Newton 300, Canton 148|
|July 10||Westwood||Newton 383, Westwood 77|
|July 12||Dedham||Newton 291, Dedham 117|
|July 17||Sherborn||Newton 286, Sherborn 126 (500th win)|
|July 19||Walpole||Newton 277, Walpole 207|
|July 24||Framingham||Newton 236, Framingham 145|
|July 26||Medfield||Newton 254, Medfield 110|
|July 31||Millis||Newton 250, Millis 169|
|Aug. 2||Needham||Newton 213, Needham 117|
|Aug. 7||Natick||Newton 239, Natick 89|
|Aug. 9||Norwood||Newton 257, Norwood 119|
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