MOUNT PEARL, NL — Though small in numbers, the group of swimmers representing Carbonear’s Poseidon Swim Club had plenty to be happy about following a weekend meet in Mount Pearl.
All six swimmers managed to obtain at least one personal-best time each, and half of them earned medals at the one-day Body Quest Junior Invitational, held Jan. 27.
Sarah Burt finished first in female 11-years-and-older 100-metre individual medley, shaving five seconds off her previous personal best with a time of 1:32.68. The 11-year-old also earned a silver in 200-m breaststroke.
Competing in the same age category as Burt, 12-year-old Mackenzie Sutton claimed gold in 200-m freestyle and a pair of bronze medals in 50-m freestyle and 200-m backstroke.
Finally, nine-year-old Kendra Slade won a bronze medal in female 10-years-and-under 100-m breaststroke, taking 10 seconds off her personal-best time at 1:58.03.
Poseidon swimmers will be back in the water this coming weekend for Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador's Winter Tune Up long-course meet in St. John’s. They’re also gearing up for the 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.