Lo­cal swim­mer medals at re­gional meet

Al­li­son Somers earns bronze at east coast cham­pi­onships

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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.

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