A Forward swimmer
Salmon Cove athlete among best in the 10-and-under category
Sarah Forward of Salmon Cove placed second overall among females ages 10 and under to lead all swimmers from the Poseidon club in Carbonear at a satellite invitational meet hosted by the Mount Pearl Marlins Jan. 25-27.
In order to qualify for a medal at the meet, swimmers competed in five separate events, and the top-three point-getters received gold, silver and bronze.
Forward finished first in both the 400 metre freestyle and the 50 freestyle, was second in the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle, and was fourth in the 50 butterfly.
It was another strong performance for the young swimmer, who has also turned heads at several other swim meets this season.
Two other Poseidon members, Alex Neil (10-and-under, female) and Allison Somers (15-andabove, female), came close to cracking the Top-3 in their categories.
Neil, from Bay Roberts, had three second place finishes, a fourth and a sixth.
Somers, of Carbonear, posted the best time in the 200 butterfly, and added two second place finishes, a third and a seventh.
Also competing for Poseidon at the meet were: Arianna Lee, Arianna Taylor, Courtney Budden, Danielle Taylor, Drew Forward, Haley O’Driscoll, Kaitlan Graper and Kaitlynn Hedd.
Meanwhile, the club will be represented at two chamionship meets in the coming weeks. Swimmers had to meet a qualifying time in order to be eligible for these events.
The East Coast Short Course Championships will be held in Halifax Feb. 28 to March 3, with Allison Somers and Hailey O’Driscoll slated to compete.
They will be competing against swimmers from the four Atlantic provinces and beyond.
Eight Poseidon members will compete at the NL Short Course Championships on March 15-17 in Deer Lake. They are: Allison Somers, Courtney Budden, Danielle Taylor, Drew Forward, Haley O’Driscoll, Kaitlan Graper, Mark Peddle and Sarah Forward.
Sarah Forward is seen swimming freestyle recently at the Carbonear swimming pool.