MONCTON, N.B. – A total of 18 swimmers from the Summerside Dolphin Swim Club participated in the New Brunswick short-course championships here recently.
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Logan Palmer competes in a recent swim meet in Saint John, where he set three P.E.I. provincial 10-and-under records.
Overall, 285 swimmers and 23 teams from Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick competed.
“Our Dolphin swimmers performed much better than expected,” said Dolphins head coach Dave Campbell. “We had missed a lot of pool time due to weather, but our swimmers had a no-quit attitude.
“They gave 100 per cent in every race, and it showed – an-over-85-per-cent best-time performances.”
Logan Palmer, 12, Timmy Yorke, 13, and Abbey Corish provided highlights of the day.
Palmer set a new P.E.I. record in the 100-metre butterfly heat – 1:20.4 – and broke it again in the finals – 1:18.42.
Yorke posted a qualifying time for East Coast championships in the 200 free.
Corish, who turned 13 to enter the new 13-14 age group, had a fantastic meet with six of eight personal-best swims.
Also having personal bests in most races were Yorke, Liam Bulger, Nathan Fennell, Colton Profitt, Ian Hink, Grace Meade and Mateo Gomez.
Here is how the Dolphins finished:
Bearon Bracegirdle (17) – fourth in the 50 freestyle, second in 50 fly, seventh in 100 free, third in 50 backstroke and second in 100 fly.
"Our Dolphin swimmers performed much better than expected. We had missed a lot of pool time due to weather, but our swimmers had a no-quit attitude. They gave 100 per cent in every race, and it showed – an-over-85-per-cent best-time performances.” Dolphins head coach Dave Campbell
Evan Tynski (15) – third in 100 back, second in 200 individual medley (IM), eighth in 100 free, second in 400 IM, second in 200 back and fourth in 400 free.
Patrick Martin (15) – sixth in 100 back, fifth in 50 back, fourth in 200 back.
Anna Son (15) – ninth in 50 free, seventh in 50 fly, sixth in 200 free and fourth in 400 free.
Nick Meade (16) – seventh in 50 free, sixth in 50 fly, seventh in 50 back.
Maggie Finkle-Aucoin (17) – seventh in 200 IM.
Julia Campbell (17) – second in 400 free.
Logan Palmer (12) – third in IM, first in 50 fly, fourth in 100 free, third in 100 fly, fifth in 50 breaststroke, third in 800 free.
Zach Doiron (16) – sixth in 200 IM, eighth in 50 fly, eight in 50 breast, seventh in 100 fly.
Boys’ 200-metre medley relay team – finished third and fifth.