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Carbonear swim club finishes season at final Newfoundland meet

Poseidon swimmers who competed at the 2018 Summer Classic in Mount Pearl and St. John’s. Pictured are front (l-r): Julia Verge, Kendra Slade, Taylor Noseworthy; back (l-r) Sarah Burt, Erin Baker, Ciara O’Keefe, Rylee Moores, Evan Badcock, Mackenzie Sutton, Riley Barteau, Jorja Bennett, Abby Trask and Daniel Drake. Missing from photo are Jayden Pike and Allison Somers.
Poseidon swimmers who competed at the 2018 Summer Classic in Mount Pearl and St. John’s. Pictured are front (l-r): Julia Verge, Kendra Slade, Taylor Noseworthy; back (l-r) Sarah Burt, Erin Baker, Ciara O’Keefe, Rylee Moores, Evan Badcock, Mackenzie Sutton, Riley Barteau, Jorja Bennett, Abby Trask and Daniel Drake. Missing from photo are Jayden Pike and Allison Somers. - Facebook Photo
Kendra Slade received a Swim NL award for being Poseidon’s most dedicated swimmer for 2017-18.
Kendra Slade received a Swim NL award for being Poseidon’s most dedicated swimmer for 2017-18.

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The swimming season has come to an end for most members of the Poseidon Swim Club of Carbonear.

Poseidon had 15 members in the water for the Summer Classic, held June 1-3 in Mount Pearl and St. John’s. Leading the way for the Carbonear club was Sarah Burt, who place first in girls 11-12 50-metre breaststroke and 100-m breaststroke in both Mount Pearl and St. John’s. The short-course portion of the event was held in Mount Pearl, with long-course races taking place at the Aquarena in the capital city.

Competing in girls 15-year-and-over, Allison Somers placed first in 100-m butterfly in St. John’s and second in three other events (50-m butterfly, 100-m butterfly in Mount Pearl and 200-m butterfly).

Mackenzie Sutton (girls 13-14 200-m breaststroke) and Abby Trask (girls 15-and-over 50-m breaststroke) both earned first place results in St. John’s.

Kendra Slade, who also earned a year-end Swim NL award as Poseidon’s most-dedicated swimmer, placed second in girls 10-and-under 200-m breaststroke in Mount Pearl and also had three fourth-place finishes.

In 11-12 boys, Daniel Drake placed third in 200-m backstroke. All members of the team who competed at the Summer Classic achieved at least one personal-best time.

The last bit of competition for three Poseidon swimmers takes place July 5-9 at the Ken Dunn Provincial Championships in Nova Scotia. Rylee Moores, Somers and Sutton will compete at that meet. Meanwhile, the team’s end-of-season banquet takes place June 14 at the Stone Jug in Carbonear.

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