A For­ward swim­mer

Salmon Cove ath­lete among best in the 10-and-un­der cat­e­gory

The Compass - - PORTHTE -

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.

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