- Human Interest
Marie Kelleher, Super Role Model
Still competing at 95
Marie Kelleher has been participating in Masters swimming over 25 years, consistently placing in the Top 10 and achieving a number of USMS records. On Sunday, February 10, she had an outstanding day - swimming three events and setting three new USMS SCY records. Marie turned 95 in December, so this was her first opportunity to test her abilities in the new age group.
Marie swam the 100 free in 3:02.75. The current record is 3:58.23. She swam the 200 free in 6:12.19. There is a pending record of 7:04.75. There is no existing record for the 100 IM, so Marie's 3:28.34 will establish a new record.
The meet was held in Richmond, Va., where Marie lives. She goes to work at the family business everyday. She says that life is good; she can drive, go to work, and swim.