Swimmer Madden ’11 Takes 4 Gold Medals at Massachusetts Sporting Event

Cara Madden ’11

Cara Madden '11

Cara Madden ’11, a Wesleyan swimmer, won four gold medals and set two records at the Bay State Summer Games, organized by the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation. The Bay State Games provide quality Olympic-style athletic competitions and developmental programs for Massachusetts amateur athletes of all ages and abilities.

Madden not only won each event she appeared in, but also broke two records in the Women’s 19-34 Division, representing the Northeast team.

Both of the records Madden broke were two-year-old records. In the 100-meter backstroke, she cut four seconds off the previous mark, finishing at 1:12.41.

Madden also broke the record in the 200-meter backstroke, finishing at 2:39.09. Madden won her two other gold medals in the 50-meter freestyle and in the 100-meter freestyle.

Madden was featured in the July 16 edition of The Ipswich Chronicle in Beverly, Mass.