BARBADOS’ junior swimmers are making a big splash at the 29th CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Aruba.
After the first two days of competition at the Pisina Olimpico Roly Bisslik pool, the Bajans have copped 15 medals, consisting of seven gold, six silver and two bronze.
Hannah Gill, Christian Selby and Danielle Titus have each gained two gold medals with Zabrina Holder capturing the seventh.
On Wednesday, Gill had a record-breaking swim of two minutes, 9.99 seconds in the 200 metres freestyle while Selby won the boys’ equivalent in a time of 1:53.58, just missing the Youth Olympics ‘A’ qualifying time of 1:53.57.
Titus was a double winner on the day, triumphing in the 100 metres backstroke in a new national record time of 1:08.82 while she also won the 400 Individual Medley in 5:36.13 minutes.
Holder’s golden swim was on the opening day in the 100m butterfly in a time of 1:04.94. Gill won the 800m freestyle (9:14.22 minutes) while Selby convincingly won the 1500m freestyle in 16:28.53 minutes. (EZS)