|Swift puts on successful swim meet|
Published: Jan 24, 2012
This past weekend saw seven swim clubs and 148 swimmers come together to compete in the long course pool at the Betty Kelly Kenning National Swim Complex.
Although the pool water was cold, the enthusiasm and competition at the Gunite Pools/Swift Swim Meet was hot. The meet had a popular format with timed finals and heats in the morning, and finals in the evening. This gave the swimmers two swims in the shorter races once they qualify for their respective finals. Swift had the majority of swimmers in the meet and dominated the finals.
Gunite Pools once again sponsored the meet which made it possible for medals to be awarded to the top three swimmers in each event. All of the participants received T-shirts.
Albury Higgs won all seven of her races in the 11-12 girls age group and showed that she will be a force to reckon with at the CARIFTA Swimming Championships. Some of the other top finishers were Zach Moses (13 and over) in the 400 free in 4:42.69, Peter Morley (9-10) in the 50 back in 39.88 seconds, Taryn Smith (13 and over) in the 50 fly in 31.15 seconds, T’Auren Moss (13 and over) in the 50 fly in 26.40 seconds, Liya Moncur (8 and under) in the 50 fly in 55.96 seconds, Luke-Kennedy Thompson (9-10) in the 50 breast in 43.08 seconds, Alexander Encinar (13 and over) in the 100 breast in 1:16.89, Doran Reed (13 and over) in the 50 back in 36.24 seconds, Anya MacPhail (9-10) in the 200 individual medley (IM) in 3:57.58, and Simone Sturrup (13 and over) in the 50 free in 29.47 seconds.
There were four swimmers who came from Thelma Gibson Primary School through the ‘Let’s Swim Bahamas’ Learn-to-Swim program. These swimmers, who swam in their first meet, were Shadiya Adderley, McTair Farrington, Janelle Shaw and Diashanique Williams. Williams also made the finals in the 50m backstroke and the 100m freestyle.