Swimmers earn 35 medals
Barbados’ swimmers are back home after competing successfully in the XX Goodwill Swimming Championships in Suriname which took place from August 15 to 17.
The local swimmers competed against Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and St Lucia. The 18 swimmers returned with a total of 35 individual medals (14 gold, 12 silver and nine bronze) and seven relay medals (two gold, two silver and three bronze).
The team finished third in the overall team points standings with 524.5 trailing the much larger teams of Trinidad and Tobago (1569 points) and Suriname (1460 points). Barbados had a number of top swimmers in the individual points standings. Niel Skinner was first and Tristan Pragnell second in the boys nine to ten age group; Nicholas Hall was second in the boys 13-14 age group; Adia Deane was second in the girls’ eight and under age group; Aza Dunwoody was second in the girls nine to ten age group; and Michelle Willoughby was third in the girls’ 13-14 age group.