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Scarsdale's Berridge Sisters Share Swim Titles

RYE, N.Y. -- Scottie Berridge wanted to have a repeat of the breaststroke results last week at the Westchester County Swimming Championships. Berridge and younger sister, Emmeline, won the 12-and-under and 10-and-under breaststrokes. Emmeline did just that as as she won Thursday's 10-and-under breaststroke at the Westchester County Swim Conference Championships.

Scottie Berridge carried out her goal, winning the 12-and-under 100 breaststroke at Westchester Country Club, giving the sisters consecutive titles.

Westchester Country Club won its second consecutive title, finishing with 857.50 points. Lake Isle Swim Team was the runner-up with 748.50 points and Greenwich Swim Team was third with 748 points. The Berridge sisters entered their respective races as the top seeds. Emmeline went in with a seed time of 38.71 seconds, and won the 50 backstroke with a time of 37.61 seconds. Scottie Berridge’s seed time was 33.98 seconds and she clocked in at 33.54 seconds.

“When we won at the counties she was seeded fifth and I was seeded fourth,” said Scottie, 12, and an eighth-grader-to-be at Scarsdale Middle School. “I was so happy for Emmeline when she won. That was special because I got to share it with my sister.”

Scottie Berridge admitted that it was “nervewracking” being seeded first, but after Emmeline won her race, she received a boost of confidence. “I didn’t have a great start and my starts are usually my best, so I knew I had to make up time after that,” Scottie Berridge said. “It still has not sunk in. “Here is my little sister who used to come to all of my meets when she was so young and now I get to win with her. It’s amazing.”

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