Bermuda Olympic hopeful Jesse Washington is hoping the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gibes him the opportunity to qualify for the Games now slated for 2021.
Washington has now found the love of the sport and is back in training after a difficult year in school, balancing both academics and swimming.
Washington said, “I went through a difficult period, but now I have found the passion for the sport again and I will be looking to try and qualify for the Games.”
“I was swimming good last year, but struggled in the World Championships and the Pan American Games, we had changed caches at school, so a lot was going on, but now I feel different and I am looking forward to swimming again,” said Washington.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Hannah Talks Olympics & Future
Bermuda born Jade Hannah is continuing her preparation for competition that may or may not include the Olympics, this after the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee said on Sunday that they had taken "the difficult decision" to withdraw after consulting athletes, sports groups, and the Canadian government.
Hannah has met the A Standard for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games 100 Meter and 200 Meter Backstroke, but she if the competition was to go on would need to finish in the top two spot for Canada, she is currently ranked third.
Hannah is hoping that she can get back in the pool soon, as this is where she says she enjoys he time.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Daley Holds Three Canadian Age Group Records
Elan Daley currently holds three Women’s 14 Year Old Age Group Canadian Long Course Swimming Records.
Daley holds the 50 Meter, 100 Meter and 200 Meter Freestyle Records.
Daley representing Etobicoke Swim Club on January 31st this year touched the wall in a time of 26.59, competing in the 50 Meter Freestyle.
The day after Daley, took to the pool to compete in the 100 Meter Freestyle and clocked a Record time of 56.93.
Also on February 1st, Daley clocked a 200 Meter Record time of 2:03.11.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Bermudian Born Swimmer Holds 3 Canadian Records
Bermuda Born Jade Hannah, currently holds three Women’s 18 Year Old Age Group Canadian Long Course Swimming Records.
Hannah holds the 50 Meter, 100 Meter and 200 Meter Backstroke Records.
Hannah holds the 50 Meter Backstroke touching the wall in a time of 28.99, on February 23rd 2020.
The day before, Hannah clocked a 100 Meter Record time of 1:00.68.
On February 1st 2020, Hannah clocked a 200 Meter Record time of 2:13.77.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Daley is Hoping to Qualify for the 2020 Olympics
Elan Daley took the National Sports Center pool by storm last Thursday evening on Day One of the Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association’s Short Course Championships.
Daley who had a remarkable second half of 2019 and a wonderful start to 2020 remains on island with family due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Daley said working hard has helped her to gain so much strength and speed, going to the World Championships was also a great experience as well.
Daley spoke to www.islandstats.com prior to a training session.