Rainy Goodale closed out her final masters swim meet of the year in winning fashion last week.

Ms. Goodale, 44, of Vineyard Haven, picked up five first-place finishes in her age group (40-44) at the New England and Colonies Zone Short Course Meters Championship, held Dec. 13 and 14 at Boston University. She was also second among all female competitors in three of those events: the 200-metre breaststroke (2:53.26), the 100-metre breaststroke (1:19.73), and the 50-metre breaststroke (37.13).

Masters swimming is for swimmers aged 18 and up. The meet featured more than 300 swimmers, some traveling from as far away as Colorado to compete.

With the 100-metre breaststroke win, Ms. Goodale also broke her own New England and Zone record, shaving .58 seconds off of her previous time. She is currently the record holder in the 50 and 200-metre events, and came within .26 seconds of breaking the 200-metre time as well.

She said that while she always tries to enter a meet in peak shape for the breaststroke, she has been focusing on her freestyle swim in training. The extra focus helped with her win in the 100-metre individual medley (1:15.87). She also took first in the 50-metre butterfly (33.98).

“I just try to do my best every time I go to the swim meet,” Ms. Goodale said.

Next year, she’ll get a chance to break records in a new age group: she will turn 45 and move into the next bracket.

She trains at the YMCA with fellow masters swimmers Jonathan Chatinover and Leslie Craven. She also coaches the Martha’s Vineyard Makos youth swim team.