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Poseidon swimmers sharp in the pool at junior meet

The Poseidon Swim Club of Carbonear sent six young athletes to the Mount Pearl Marlins’ Body Quest Junior Invitational, held Saturday, Jan. 27. Pictured in no particular order are Sarah Burt, Daniel Drake, Ciara O’Keefe, Jayden Pike, Kendra Slade and Mackenzie Sutton.
The Poseidon Swim Club of Carbonear sent six young athletes to the Mount Pearl Marlins’ Body Quest Junior Invitational, held Saturday, Jan. 27. Pictured in no particular order are Sarah Burt, Daniel Drake, Ciara O’Keefe, Jayden Pike, Kendra Slade and Mackenzie Sutton. - Facebook Photo

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.

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