By Sharon Robb
June 30, 2015—Jennifer Martin of South Florida Aquatic Club is showing what hard work and sheer determination can do at a major international meet.
The City of Pembroke Pines police sergeant has won two golds and two bronze medals after two days of competition at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax, Va.
The competition features 12,000 police officers and firefighters from 70 countries competing in 60 different sports.
On opening day, Martin, 34, took bronze in the 2-mile open water swim in 55:49.
In the pool events at George Mason Aquatic Center, she won gold in the 50-meter butterfly (31.04) and bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:27.18). She won her second gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle relay.
Martin has six events left in the 30-34 age group to swim on Wednesday and Thursday: 50 freestyle, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke, 200-meter freestyle, women medley relay and mixed medley relay.
Martin is a SOFLO masters swimmer and trains with SOFLO at Academic Village Pool.
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