The records keep tumbling for Team Barbados as they pushed their medals tally at the 29th CARIFTA Swimming Championships to 24 overall.
The country’s top young swimmers continued to make a splash in Aruba, earning another seven silver medals and two bronze during Thursday’s third day of competition.
Competing at the Pisina Olimpico Roly Bisslik pool in Savaneta, the Girls’ 15-17 squad of Kimberley Willoughby, Zabrina Holder, Alexis Clarke and Amara Gibbs swam to a new Barbados record time of eight minutes and 56.36 seconds in the 800 metres freestyle relay, capturing a silver medal in the process.
Barbados also picked up a bronze in the boys’ equivalent, with Luis Sebastian Weekes, Kent Mullins, Jack Kirby and Damon St Prix earning bronze after posting 8:35:08.
Holder had previously won a silver in the 200 metres butterfly after finishing behind Daniella Van den Berg of Aruba (2:25:52) with a 2:26:94 clocking.
Damon St Prix and Christian Selby were also medallists in the 200 metres 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 equivalent.
Earlier in the evening, Holder (59:33) and Selby (52:60) swam personal best times in the 100 metres freestyle to secure two additional silver medals for team Barbados.
Danielle Titus continued her impressive performance with a second-place finish in the 200 metres 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 200 metres IM (2:18:91), finishing two seconds behind Aruba’s Patrick Groters. (JM/PR)