Barbados takes nine medals in CARIFTA swimming

After the first 26 events of the XXX Carifta Swimming Championships at the Aquatic Centre, Barbados is in second position with 149.5 points, behind the leaders Bahamas with 209 points.

The host collected nine medals, including five gold, three silver and one bronze on the opening day.

The gold medals came from Ashley Weekes in the Girls 11 to 12 200M Breaststroke who finished in 2:56.76, Nkosi Dunwoody in the Boys 11 to 12 200M Breaststroke (2:40.08), Danielle Titus in the 11 to 12 50M Backstroke

(32.11), and the Boys 13 to 14 (4 x 100M) Freestyle Relay and Girls 15 to 17 (4 x 100M) Freestyle Relay teams.

The boys’ relay team, comprised of Luis-Sebastian Weekes, Jack Kirby, Kobi Talma and Damon St Prix, won in 3:46.52.

The girls’ relay team finished in 4:04.70. The members of that relay team were Sariyah Sherry, Alexis Clarke, Kimberley Willoughby and Hannah Gill.

The other medals were:

Girls 800M Free 15 to 17 Girls

Hannah Gill (Silver) 9:12.88

Boys 13 to 14 200M Breaststroke

Luis-Sebastian Weekes (Silver) 2:32.49

Girls 11 to 12 100M Butterfly

Danielle Titus (Silver) 1:09.98

Girls 11 to 12 (4 x 100M) Freestyle Relay

Barbados (Bronze) 4:27.73

Ashley Weekes

Kayla Smith

Danielle Treasure

Danielle Titus

 

Below is the points standing after day 1:

  1. Bahamas 209
  2. Barbados 149.50
  3. Trinidad & Tobago 128
  4. Guadeloupe 117
  5. Jamaica 112
  6. Suriname 73
  7. Aruba 72
  8. Cayman Islands 64
  9. Bermuda 61
  10. Martinique 57
  11. French Guiana 49
  12. Curacao 31
  13. Antigua & Barbuda 28
  14. USVI 20.50
  15. St. Lucia 19
  16. Grenada 17
  17. Cayman Islands 9
  18. St. Vincent 9

7 Responses to Barbados takes nine medals in CARIFTA swimming

  1. Adonna Maynard
    Adonna Maynard April 5, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Barbados your guys are going great

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  2. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer April 5, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    The first black woman to make it the Olympics was Leah Martindale. So she has set the trend for out Barbadian swimmers.

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  3. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer April 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Know Our-history. The first black woman to make it to the Olympics was Leah Martindale. She has set the trend for our Barbadians swimmers. Remember that !

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  4. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock April 5, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Congrats team Barbados.

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  5. Horace Jordan
    Horace Jordan April 5, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Congratulations to the entire Barbados Swimming contingent; excellent effort. Continued success.

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  6. Faith Phillips
    Faith Phillips April 5, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Congratulations team Barbados… all the way from the UK..

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  7. Michael Jules April 6, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Janette- Know your History – That statement is not correct. Leah Martindale was not the first Black woman to make it to the Olympics in swimming.

    Reply

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