Forward teams up with Allison Somers
“It’s very exciting and I’m very proud of her,” Megan said. “It takes a lot of hard work… And she does her best every time.”
But a surprise addition to Poseidon is helping Sarah calm those nerves a bit.
Former teammate Allison Somers moved to New Brunswick for post secondary, but still swims competitively with her university’s varsity team. Allison will be returning to Newfoundland to compete as a varsity swimmer under her hometown banner.
“I’m pretty excited,” Sarah said. “She’s really good.”
Sarah hopes to follow in Allison’s footsteps and make the Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Games team in 2017. Al- lison competed at the 2013 Canada Games in Quebec.
But for the East Coasts, Sarah just wants to have fun and earn some personal-best times in her events.
“I kind of get nervous about the competition,” she explained. “People keep saying I’m going to get (certain) times, and I don’t think I am.”
But in order to get over the nerves, she’s hoping to just listen to some music and stretch away the stresses.
“I’ll give myself a pep talk,” Sarah giggled. “But I’m still nervous.”
She expects to find out in the coming months whether she will earn a spot on the provincial team this year.