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Personal bests all around for Carbonear club at St. John’s swim meet

Poseidon swimmers who competed at the Winter Tune Up in St. John’s (l-r): Andrew Littlejohn, Noah Coombs, Colby Sharpe, Jorja Bennett, Mackenzie Sutton, Rylee Moores, Abby Trask and Erin Baker.
Poseidon swimmers who competed at the Winter Tune Up in St. John’s (l-r): Andrew Littlejohn, Noah Coombs, Colby Sharpe, Jorja Bennett, Mackenzie Sutton, Rylee Moores, Abby Trask and Erin Baker. - Submitted

ST. JOHN’S, NL — Every member of the Poseidon Swim Club swam at least one personal-best time at the Winter Tune Up long-course meet in St. John’s.

The team from Carbonear had eight swimmers in the pool for the two-day meet, held Feb. 2-3 at the Aquarena.

Andrew Littlejohn came home with some hardware, earning a bronze medal in 200-metre breaststroke in the 15-and-over age category. He also placed fifth in 100-m breaststroke.

Noah Coombs had four top-eight finishes in male 15-and-over events and swam personal-best times all weekend. He was fifth in 200-m individual medley, sixth in 50-m backstroke and eighth in both 100-m freestyle and 200-m backstroke.

Rylee Moores had a pair of seventh place finishes (50-m butterfly, 200-m individual medley) and one eighth (100-m freestyle) in girls 14 and under, while Mackenzie Sutton had a fifth (200-m backstroke), sixth (100-m backstroke) and eighth (200-m individual medley) competing in the same age category. Rounding out the swimmers with top-eight results was 14-year-old Jorja Bennett. She placed eighth in 100-m butterfly and swam personal-best times in all six of her events.

Poseidon members are currently preparing for their annual Swim for Hope in aid of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. This year’s 12-hour swimming marathon takes place Feb. 23 in Carbonear.

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