Bajans’ CARIFTA swim success continues

Another record fell for the Barbados team on yesterday’s third day of competition at the XXIX CARIFTA Swimming Championships being held at the Pisina Olimpico Roly Bissilik pool in Savaneta, Aruba.

In the 15-17 girls relay, Kimberley Willoughby, Zabrina Holder, Alexis Clarke and Amara Gibbs swam to a new Barbados record time of 8:56:35 in the 800m freestyle relay capturing a silver medal in the process. The previous record was 9:07:32 established in 2012 at the Carifta Championships in the Bahamas.

The team of Luis Sebastian Weekes, Kent Mullins, Jack Kirby and Damon St Prix gave an excellent performance to earn bronze in the 800m freestyle relay (8:35:08).

Zabrina Holder took the silver in the 200m butterfly event in a time of 2:26:94 ahead of Rebecca Maduro of Aruba (2:27:52). Gold went to Daniella Van den Berg also of Aruba in a time of 2:25:52. Damon St Prix and Christian Selby were also medallists in the 200 fly in their respective age groups.

St Prix’s time of 2:18:04 was good enough for silver in the 13-14 age group while Selby’s 2:14:00 secured bronze in the 15-17 age group. Earlier in the evening both Zabrina Holder (59:33) and Christian Selby (52:60) swam personal best times in the 100m freestyle which were good enough to secure two additional silver medals for team Barbados.

Danielle Titus continued her impressive performance with a silver in the 200m IM (2:35:28). She finished behind Bermuda’s Emma Harvey (2:34:42) while Elisabeth Timmer of Aruba was third (2:38:59).

Weekes earned silver in the 200m IM (2:18:91), two seconds behind Aruba’s Patrick Groters. Nicolas Beauzor of Guadeloupe took bronze (2:24:97).

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