Po­sei­don qual­i­fies for East Coast Champs

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Three Po­sei­don swim­mers have qual­i­fied for the East Coast Long Course Cham­pi­onships be­ing held July 4-7.

Long Course Champs held May 31-June 2 at the Aquarena in St. John’s fea­tured 10 swim teams and 250 swim­mers com­pet­ing in the 50me­tre pool for the provin­cial long course ti­tle, qual­i­fy­ing times for July’s event and in­di­vid­ual awards.

Al­li­son Somers con­tin­ued to show­case her skills in the pool with ex­cel­lent times, whi le Ha­ley O’Driscoll and Court­ney Bud­den fol­lowed suit. All three qual­i­fied for the East Coast Cham­pi­onships by meet­ing qual­i­fy­ing times in in­di­vid­ual events.

Drew For­ward, Mark Ped­dle and Sarah For­ward also per­formed ex­tremely well at the meet.

Be­low is a list of com­peti­tor fi­nal times and events from the meet.

• Al­li­son Somers (16) — 50 back­stroke, 36.97; 100 but­ter­fly, 1:10.24; 50 fly, 31.27; 200 fly, 2:37.32; 400 freestyle, 4:58.32; 200 free, 2:23.23; 100 free, 1:05.34;

• Ha­ley O’Driscoll (15) — 200 Indi- vid­ual Med­ley, 2:58.51; 100 breast­stroke, 1:23.79; 200 breast, 3:20.64; 50 breast, 43.97; 50 fly, 35.15; 50 free, 33.95; 100 free, 1:17.15;

• Court­ney Bud­den (12) — 100 free, 1:05.34; 50 back, 41.06; 50 free, 33.15; 200 back, 3:04.03; 50 breast, 50.81; 200 IM, 3:14.54; 50 fly, 40.21;

• Drew For­ward (13) — 200 back, 3:29.93; 400 free, 6:11.56; 100 back, 1:40.84; 200 free, 2:56.72; 100 free, 1:25.11; 50 back, 45.62; 50 free, 37.93;

• Mark Ped­dle (16) — 400 free, 4: 59.99; 200 IM, 2: 41.20; 100 fly, 1:08.95; 200 free, 2:18.55; 100 free, 1:03.58; 50 back, 36.06; 50 free, 29.22;

• Sarah For­ward (11) — 100 fly, 1: 48.05; 50 fly, 45.89; 100 breast, 1:49.76; 200 IM, 3:24.35; 50 breast, 52.90; 100 free, 1:23.69; 50 free, 37.87.

Po­sei­don’s next event will be the East Coast Long Course Cham­pi­onships also be­ing held at the Aquarena in St. John’s.

Photo sub­mit­ted by Cathy Somers

Po­sei­don swim­mer Court­ney Bud­den com­petes in the breast­stroke event at the provin­cial Long Course Champs at the Aquarena in St. John’s May 31-June 2. Bud­den also qual­i­fied to com­pete at the East Coast Long Course Cham­pi­onship in July.

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