At the end of the Qualifying Period for selection to the 2019 Carifta Swimming Championship Team Bermuda had 30 swimmers that had met the Qualifying Standards.
Head Coach Ben Smith said, “This is by far the most swimmers that have ever met the qualifying standards and shows the continued growth of the sport on the island.”
New Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association President Diane Moore welcomed all the selected team with a letter of congratulations once the selection process was complete.
After some swimmers withdrew from selection due to injuries and conflict in scheduling the final team will be made up of 23 swimmers.
The team will travel to Barbados on April 17th and return home on April 24th with the competition taking place from April 20th -23rd.
The team will be accompanied by National coaches Smith and Richard Goodwin along with team managers Tori and Dominic Powell.
The team will begin Carifta practices this weekend up until the date of departure.
National coach Smith said, “We are very pleased with the large number of swimmers that have qualified for this year’s Championships. We have a strong group of experienced swimmers that will be joined by 10 first time qualifiers. Recent results should help to build confidence in what the potential of this team is. We will be looking to continue to perform well against our region and hope to improve our overall ranking. These next couple of weeks of preparation will be important to bring the team together and to fine tune each swimmer before we travel.”
Bermuda Carifta Swimming Championship Team 2019
Pippa Charleson Caitlin Coleman Elan Daley Daria Desmond Giada Dudley-Pun Josphine Duerden Bella Howes Imojen Judd Emma Kittleson Gabriela Pitman Skyler Powell Logan Watson-Brown Taylor White Brandon Adkins Elijah Daley Brian Desmond Jack Harvey Caleb Ingham Rhys Insley Finn Moseley Brett Smith Zebedee Wakely Sam Williamson