Local swimmer medals at regional meet
Allison Somers earns bronze at east coast championships
Two swimmers represented the Conception Bay North area at a regional swim meet in New Brunswick, and one took home a medal. Allison Somers of Carbonear finished third in the 100metre butterfly stroke final at the East Coast Long Course Championships, which ran July 2-5 in Saint John, N.B. That swim earned the 18-year-old Poseidon Swim Club member a bronze medal for the 15-and-over age category.
Somers was ranked fourth following her preliminary swim with a time of 1:09.49. She swam faster in the final, clocking in at 1:09.26.
A member of the University of New Brunswick varsity swim team this past year, Somers also had a strong showing in the 200m fly final, placing fifth with a time of 2:39.07. She was ranked seventh in that event following her swim in the preliminary round.
Somers qualified for three B finals, finishing 13th overall in both the 200-m and 400-m free and 14th in 50-m fly.
Sarah Forward of Salmon Cove was the other Poseidon swimmer who qualified for the meet. Swimmers qualify based on times posted for different events. The 13-year-old’s best result came in the 400-m individual medley swim, where she placed 13th in the 13-14 age category.
Swimmers from 33 teams covering all Atlantic provinces and Ontario competed at the meet.