The 18th FINA World Championships 2019 are underway in Gwangju, Republic of Korea.
Elan Daley was the first Bermuda Athlete to take to the Pool, she would compete in the Women’s 200m Freestyle.
Daley finished second in Heat 3 with a time of 2:05.47, her time breaks her Girls 14 Age Group Record time of 2:10.26 she set back on April 1st, 2018 during the XXXIII Carifta Swimming Championships in Kingston, Jamaica.
The fourteen year old’s time also broke the Bermuda Open Record time of 2:06.70 set by Kiera Aitken set back on April 1st 2011 during the XII CTO. ESPAÑA "OPEN".
After the first three heats Daley was 2nd overall, she would finish 38th overall after the Six heats were completed.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Trio to Compete in Canadian Junior Championships
The Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association announced three swimmers will be participating in the Canadian Junior Swimming Championships.
This annual event brings together the top Age Group Swimmers from all over Canada, and beyond. In the past, there have also been swimmers participating from Ireland, Hungary and the United States, as well as Bermuda.
This year the pool competition will be hosted at the Repsol Sports Centre in the city of Calgary in western Canada. The Open Water competition will be held in Lake Chaparral, just south of the city.
Competition at this meet will be fierce, as all the competitors will have been required to meet the very difficult qualifying standard in each event.
Leading the rush for Bermuda will be Logan Watson-Brown, fresh from her Triple Gold Medal performance at the CCCAN championships three weeks ago in Barbados. She will be competing in the 100 Butterfly and the 50, 100 and 200 Freestyle events.
Backstroke specialist Jack Harvey will be looking to improve on his performances from CCCAN, where he took the Silver Medal in the 200 Backstroke, as well as making finals in the 100 Backstroke.
Brian Desmond is a distance Freestyler and will be competing in the 200, 400 and 800 Freestyles, as well as the 3-kilometer Open Water event.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Bermuda Swimmer Celebrated by Northern Colorado
A trio of Northern Colorado swimmers continue to make waves in the pool this summer competing across the world.
Bermuda’s Madelyn Moore is one of three student swimmers representing her country at events this summer and performing well.
Moore swam in a variety of events at CCCAN finishing no worse than fifth in any of her six events.
The Bears freshman Phenom in 2018-19 finished in second place in the 50 Backstroke (30.65), 50 Butterfly (28.26), 50 Freestyle (26.72) and 100 Backstroke (1:06.46). She also swam in the 100 Freestyle finishing in third place with a time of 58.84 and fifth in the 100 Butterfly by touching the wall in 1:05.71.
The summer circuit continues for Moore later this week when she participates in the World Championships in Gwangju, Korea. The summer will end for her at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Bermuda Swimmers Heading to World Championships
Ben Smith-Elan Daley & Jesse Washington
Jesse Washington, Madelyn Moore and Elan Daley alongside head coach Ben Smith departed Bermuda heading to the FINA World Championships in South Korea.
“The World Championships is all about the experience and learning from that experience,” Smith said. “It will be a few nerves, but I think they will be OK with the targets set.
They Bermuda swimmers will be up against the best swimmers in the World, which also will feature Olympic Medalists, World Record Holders and World Champions.
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Bermuda Win 8 More CCCAN Medals on Day Five
Day Five of the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Confederation (CCCAN) Swimming Championships was the Final Day of competition in the Pool, with Bermuda swimmers back in action in Barbados.
Session Nine saw Bermuda Swimmers claim 8 more Medals, to take their overall total to 30 Medals. Bermuda picked up 5 Silver and 3 Bronze on the night. Bermuda now have an overall total Medal count of 6 Gold, 16 Silver and 8 Bronze Medals.
During the 15-17 Girls 50m Freestyle Final, Logan Watson-Brown captured the Silver Medal with a time of 27.10, while Madelyn Moore won the Silver Medal in the 18 & Over Girls 50m Freestyle when she was clocked in 26.72.
Taylor White won the 13-14 Girls 200m Backstroke Silver Medal with a time of 2:29.42 and Jack Harvey would touch the wall in a time of 2:11.92 to capture the 15-17 Boys 200m Backstroke.
The Bermuda 11-12 Girls 4x100 Medley Relay team of Imojen Judd, Giada Dudley-Pun, Pippa Charleson and Bella Howes won the Silver Medal with a time of 4:52.75.
Imojen Judd and Bella Howes finished with a Bronze Medal when they clocked the third fastest 11-12 Girls 50m Freestyle clocking a time of 28.70.
During the 11-12 Boys 50m Freestyle Final the team of Harlan Watson-Brown, Rhys Insley, Elijah Daley and Brandon Adkins won the Bronze Medal with a time of 4:39.62.