Medals ga­lore for Po­sei­don

Sarah For­ward earns medals in five events

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The Po­sei­don Swims Club sent 15 swim­mers to a meet ear­lier this month in Gan­der, and those who got in the pool posted some good times. Many man­aged to earn medals com­pet­ing against other swim­mers from across the prov­ince.

Po­sei­don Swim Club com­peti­tors medalled in mul­ti­ple events at a re­cent meet in Gan­der.

Lead­ing the way for the Car­bon­ear-based swim club was Sarah For­ward. Com­pet­ing in the 13-14 age cat­e­gory, the Salmon Cove na­tive earned medals in five events.

She claimed three sil­vers (100me­tre freestyle, 200-m breast­stroke and 200-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley) and two bronze (200-m freestyle and 400-m freestyle).

Alex Neil and Rylee Moores also left the meet with some good re­sults, as each girl claimed three medals.

Neil placed first in the 50-m but­ter­fly event for the 13-14 age cat­e­gory, sec­ond in the 100-m but­ter­fly and third in the 200-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley.

Com­pet­ing in the 11-12 age group, Moores earned a sil­ver in the 100-m but­ter­fly and two bronze medals in the 200-m freestyle and 200-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley.

Noah Coombs and Macken­zie Sut­ton each earned a pair of medals in Gan­der. Coombs placed sec­ond in the 100-m back­stroke for 13-14 boys and third in the 100-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley.

Sut­ton was first in 200-m freestyle for 10-and-un­der girls and third in 200-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley, and also had three fourth-place fin­ishes.

Sev­eral other swim­mers claimed medals:

• Ethan Ka­vanagh-Day (M 1314: 3rd in 200-m breast­stroke)

• Jorja Ben­nett (F 11-12: 3rd in 100-m in­di­vid­ual med­ley)

• Court­ney Bud­den (F 13-14: 3rd in 100-m freestyle)

• Sarah Burt (F 10-and-un­der: 2nd in 100-m breast­stroke)

• Drew For­ward (F 15-an­dover: 1st in 400-m freestyle)

• Me­gan Smith (F 11-12: 3rd in 100-m back­stroke)

Alaina King came close to medalling in the fe­male 11-12 age cat­e­gory, set­tling for fourth place in the 200-m breast­stroke.

Sev­eral swim­mers will now pre­pare for an in­vi­ta­tional meet next month in Pointe-Claire, Que­bec.

The team cur­rently has 22 com­pet­i­tive swim­mers and nine pre-com­pet­i­tives.

Swim­mers must achieve a Level 6 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion or equiv­a­lent in or­der to be­come a mem­ber of the club.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Me­gan For­ward at 589-5482.


Po­sei­don swim­mers who com­peted at a re­cent in­vi­ta­tional meet in Gan­der were (back row, l-r) Court­ney Bud­den, Drew For­ward, Noah Coombs, Ethan Ka­vanagh-Day, Broc Pen­ney, Alex Neil, Ari­anna Tay­lor, Abby Trask; (front row, l-r) Me­gan Smith, Alaina King, Sarah Burt, Rylee Moores, Macken­zie Sut­ton and Jorja Ben­nett.

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