Summerside dolphins dive into a bigger pool as they head to Eastern Championships

Published on April 19, 2017

Three Summerside Dolphin swimmers are off to Etobicoke, Ont. to compete in the Eastern Championships. Evan Cornish (left), Abbey Cornish, and Logan Palmer.

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It’s been a record year for the Summerside Dolphin Swim Club.

Three swimmers are off to the races in the Eastern Canadian Swimming Championships in Etobicoke, Ont. at the end of April. This is the most swimmers the club has ever had qualify for the Eastern Championships, in one season.

Logan Palmer is one of those swimmers, and a team co-captain.

At age 15, he has made milestones in his career already. He swam a personal best in all events he participated in, and qualified for the 200m, 400m freestyle and 200m, 400m in the individual medley for Eastern Canadian Championships while at the New Brunswick Spring Long Course Championships in early April.

Palmer came home from New Brunswick with one second place finish, and also finished third twice in different styles and distances.

Fellow swim captain, Abbey Cornish, also brought home hardware.

The 16-year-old made personal bests and raced her way into a second place finish, and two third places.

Evan Cornish, 13, also swam strong for the Dolphins.

Finishing first in the 100m breast stroke, Evan also took home two second place finishes in the 50m and 200m breast as well as third in the 200m individual medley.

The Eastern championships will host over 850 swimmers that will represent their clubs from all over Atlantic Canada, as well as Ontario and Quebec.

Charlottetown swimmers will also be joining the races. Courtney McBride, 12, and Alexa MacQuaid, 14, will be competing in Ontario as well.