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Bay Roberts Sea Lions reclaim summer swimming championship title

After its 25-year streak as provincial summer champions end in 2018, the Bay Roberts Sea Lions came roaring back in 2019 to reclaim the title.
After its 25-year streak as provincial summer champions ended in 2018, the Bay Roberts Sea Lions came roaring back in 2019 to reclaim the title. - Contributed photo
BAY ROBERTS, N.L. —
Members of the Bay Roberts Sea Lions who were top achievers in their respective age categories at the provincial summer championships in Gander. From left to right are Patrick Lamb (11-12 boys), Neil Hardy (eight-and-under boys) and Owen Dyke (nine-ten boys).
Members of the Bay Roberts Sea Lions who were top achievers in their respective age categories at the provincial summer championships in Gander. From left to right are Patrick Lamb (11-12 boys), Neil Hardy (eight-and-under boys) and Owen Dyke (nine-ten boys).
Graduating Bay Roberts Sea Lions swimmers Michael Brown and Colleen Barrett cut a celebratory cake.
Graduating Bay Roberts Sea Lions swimmers Michael Brown and Colleen Barrett cut a celebratory cake.

The Bay Roberts Sea Lions came roaring back in 2019 to start a new win streak as the provincial summer swimming champions.

The summer swim club went 25-straight years as the summer swimming champions in Newfoundland and Labrador prior to seeing that streak end last season when it finished second, missing out on extending the streak by a mere four points.

But the Bay Roberts club came back strong this past summer season, reclaiming its provincial champions title with hopes of starting a new streak.

At a recent end-of-season banquet, swimmers celebrated the victory. The team also took time to recognize the achievements of its members.

Coaches choice awards were presented to Luke Dyke, Claire Hiscock, Mya Gallant and Lorelei Norman. Alex Franey and Ella Akerman were recognized as the most sportsmanlike swimmers for the team. Awards for the most spirited swimmers went to Bridget Franey and Luke Dawson.

The coaches for the Bay Roberts Sea Lions, from left, Noah Coombs, Katie Dawson, Alex Neil and Ashley Yetman.
The coaches for the Bay Roberts Sea Lions, from left, Noah Coombs, Katie Dawson, Alex Neil and Ashley Yetman.

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