Po­sei­don Swim Club heavy with medals fol­low­ing home meet in Car­bon­ear

The Compass - - Sports - Edi­tor@cb­n­com­pass.ca

It was an ex­cel­lent week­end at the home pool in Car­bon­ear for Po­sei­don Swim Club mem­bers.

The lo­cal club hosted the Spring Tide In­vi­ta­tional April 7-8. Al­most ev­ery swim­mer com­pet­ing for Po­sei­don fin­ished with at least one medal, and there were plenty of per­sonal-best times recorded.

In the male 15-and-over age cat­e­gory, An­drew Lit­tle­john was named top achiever, col­lect­ing six gold medals. He notched a note­wor­thy per­sonal achieve­ment by break­ing the 30-sec­ond bar­rier in 50-me­tre freestyle for the first time in com­pe­ti­tion, clock­ing in at 29.99.

Abby Trask was the sec­ond top achiever for fe­male 15-and-over, col­lect­ing three gold and three sil­vers. Four of her six swims re­sulted in per­sonal-best times. In male 13-14, Broc Pen­ney claimed the sec­ond top achiever award, earn­ing four gold, a sil­ver and a bronze.

In all, Po­sei­don swim­mers col­lected 38 medals. All five of the team’s Champs swim­mers — Jorja Ben­nett, Sarah Burt, Sarah For­ward, Rylee Moores and Macken­zie Sut­ton — par­tic­i­pated in the event, but only swam in time tri­als.

The next swim meet for Po­sei­don is the Spring Splash long­course event, to be held the first week­end of May in St. John’s.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Swim­mers who com­peted or swam in time tri­als at the Po­sei­don Swim Club’s Spring Tide In­vi­ta­tional in Car­bon­ear. Front row (l-r): Erin Baker, Ju­lia Verge, Me­gan Smith, Tay­lor Nose­wor­thy and Ken­dra Slade. Mid­dle row (l-r): Sarah For­ward, Abby Trask, Jorja Ben­nett, Rylee Moores, Macken­zie Sut­ton and Sarah Burt. Back row (l-r): An­drew Lit­tle­john, Daniel Drake, Noah Coombs, Broc Pen­ney, Colby Sharpe, Ma­son Neil, Evan Bad­cock and Jay­den Pike.

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