The third Best of the Best Series Swimming event is going on at the BASA Pool.
Jack Harvey broke the 13 – 14 Boy’s 400m Individual Medley record that stood for almost 26 years.
Harvey broke Stephen Fahy’s July 1st 1992 record time of 5:04.48.
Logan Watson-Brown broke the 13-14 Girls 200m Freestyle record time of 2:08.01 held by Madelyn Moore set back on March 22nd 2015.
Taylor Horan won the 13-14 Girls 100m Breaststroke touching the wall in a time of 1:31.64, Liana Medeiros was second in 1:38.66 and Mia Ferguson was third clocking a time of 1:40.06.
Ben Copeland won the 11-12 Boys 100m Breaststroke clocking a time of 1:39.06, Nate Copeland was second in 1:45.60 and Andrew Smith finished third stopping the clock in a time of 1:51.28.
Jesse Washington won the Boy’s 15 & Over 100m Freestyle clocking a time of 55.62, Keagan Woolley was second in 57.27 and Brett Smith third with a time of 57.51.
Alyson Scherer won the 13-14 Girls 100m IM with a time of 1:22.59, Talia Thompson was second with a time of 1:23.65 and Katie Stevenson was third in a time of 1:23.81.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Bermuda Opponents Unsure of Competing
As Bermuda waits for the announcement of the Carifta Swimming Team, www.islandstats.com has learned that it is uncertain whether swimmers from Trinidad & Tobago will be represented at the Carifta Swimming Championship in Jamaica from March 31st - April 3rd.
Yesterday, Guardian Media Sports learnt that parents of swimmers were asked to pay $9,000 TT Dollars ($1,329.57 US Dollars) to secure their children's participation. The amount was initially $10,500, but a parent speaking on condition of anonymity said it was agreed by all the parents on a chat yesterday that they could not pay the amount requested in such a short space of time.
The Amateur Swimming Association of T&T (ASATT) gave a breakdown for the amount given, outlining a cost of $6,100 for airfare which is to be paid by Saturday. However, it could explain the additional $2,900, to be paid by next week, since Government through the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs has agreed to cover the cost for hotel and accommodation for the contingent.
According to the parent the $2,900 is set to be used to off-set the cost of travel for five coaches and two chaperones who will be part of the contingent.
"We have been asking the association for a breakdown of the $2,900, but have been ignored. They are not dealing with that at all," the parent said. Once selected on the national team swimmers are to be facilitated with bags, jerseys, swim caps and track suits. But the parent said it is uncertain whether the young swimmers are being made to cover equipment expenses also.
Some parents who took the liberty to purchase their (child/children) ticket before hand are still being asked to pay the $2,900, Guardian Media Sports was told.
Friday, March 09, 2018
Countdown to Carifta Swimming Championships
National Swimming Coach Ben Smith will announce the Carifta Swimming Championship team next week.
Smith is excited about this year’s team’s chances of doing well, telling www.islandstats.com, “This is the first year that the team will not feature Jesse Washington, but the fact that the likes of Madelyn Moore and the Daley trio along with the local group it is exciting times for Bermuda Swimming.”
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Daley Breaks Bermuda Record in Championships
Earlier this week www.islandstats.com brought you the record breaking performances of Elijah Daley over the Short Course Distance, today we can confirm that he has broken 1 Bermuda Record and recorded 4 Personal Best performances during the Ontario Spring Provincial Championships.
Daley broke his own 200m Butterfly Record of 2:40.40 he set back on May 14th, 2017 during the NYAC Performance Meet in Canada when he touched the wall in a time of 2:30.38 to finish 27th in the Preliminaries.
Daley was clocked at 29.25 during the 50m Freestyle Relay lap, he would also record a time of 1:03.42 during the 100m Freestyle Relay Laps.
During the 100m Butterfly Daley was clocked at 1:07.69 finishing 19th in the Preliminaries.
Monday, March 05, 2018
Daley Stands On Top of Six Podiums Breaking Five Records
Elijah Daley competed at the Ontario Winter Swimming Festival Championships at the Nepean Sportsplex Pool in Ontario, Canada.
Daley competed in Six Individual events all Six and broke five Bermuda Records along the way.
Daley won the Boy’s 50m Freestyle touching the wall in a time of 31.23.
Daley’s Boy’s 200m Butterfly Gold Medal time of 2:30.82, broke the record of 2:40.13 he set back on March 17th 2017 during the Best of Best Meet#3 in Bermuda.
Daley would then touch the wall in a time of 2:31.72 on his way to winning the Boy’s 200m Medley, breaking his record of 2:36.81 during the Swim Ontario Winter Festival on February 19th, 2017.
Daley’s Boy’s100m Butterfly Gold Medal time of 1:08.20, broke his own record time of 1:09.71 which was set back on February 18th, 2017 during the Swim Ontario Winter Festival.
Daley’s Final Gold Medal Record Breaking time came during the Boy’s 100m Backstroke, he touched the wall in a time of 1:09.90, breaking his record time of 1:13.41 he set back on December 10th, 2016 during the Central Region Championships in Canada.