Swimmers get in gear for CARIFTA

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March 01, 2015

With a goal of competing in the CARIFTA Swimming Championships this year, Barracuda Swim Club (BSC) athletes dominated the overall categories at their Atlantic Medical Invitational swim meet over the weekend at the Betty Kelly-Kenning National Swim Complex.

At the two-day meet, the swimmers competed for positions on the CARIFTA team that is scheduled to travel to Barbados in April. The swimmers also used the meet to evaluate where they are at before the Bahamas Swimming Federation (BSF) holds its final trials for CARIFTA this month.

"Our meet went very well, it was well attended by all of the other swim clubs and we had a number of best swims," said Dion Gibson, president of the BSC. "This is the second to last meet before the CARIFTA trials and it was highly contested in every way. Our coaches did a fantastic job preparing all of our kids and we saw best swims all around by most of the major swim clubs that were there. From what I have seen, we have a good chance to repeat at CARIFTA this year."

This marked the third year that Atlantic Medical has sponsored the swim meet.

In the girls 8-and-under division, Rhanishka Gibbs from Barracuda walked away with the high point trophy with a score of 41 points. The runner-up position was taken by her teammate Diane Mailis with 38. In the boys 8-and-under division, Amauri Bonamy from Barracuda took the high point trophy with 52 points, followed by teammate Roman St. Rose with 39.

Rachel Lundy from the BSC won the 9-10 girls trophy with 61 points, and she was followed closely by teammate Salene Gibson with 59. Brayden Dam from the Abaco Swim Club won the 9-10 boys high point trophy with 63 points. Hodari Prince from the BSC was the runner up with 42. 

Katherine Slatter from the BSC won the 11-12 girls division with 55 points, and she was followed by Anya MacPhail from Swift Swimming with 51. Kevon Lockhart from Barracuda captured the 11-12 boys division with 61 points, while his teammate Ian Pinder finished second with 57.

Victoria Russell from Swift Swimming and Amber Pinder from Barracuda finished tied for first with 43 points in the 13-14 girls division. Joshua Roberts from Swift Swimming won the 13-14 boys high point trophy with 45 points, and he was followed by his teammate Paul Bevans with 38.

In the 15-and-over girls division, Anna Misiewicz from Barracuda reigned supreme with 39 points, while Jasmine Gibson from Swift Swimming finished second with 36. Kohen Kerr from Barracuda won the 15-and-over boys division with 30 points, and he was followed by his teammate Tyrique Cox with 29.

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News date : 03/01/2015    Category : Sports, Nassau Guardian Stories

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