TWO more records fell by the wayside with the junior end of the pool dominating the 4th day’s proceedings of the CAVE SHEPHERD & CO LTD SHORT COURSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS at the Aquatic Centre, Wildey.
8 & under swimmer DANIELLE TITUS in the first event of the night ripped home in record time in the 200 SCM freestyle in a time of 2:36.58. She swam 6 seconds faster than Inayah Sherry in 2006 when the record at that time was 2:42.83. Next came DAMON ST PRIX’S turn in the 400 SCM freestyle who outwitted the field to post a time 3 seconds faster than Christian Selby did in 2008 for the boys’ 9-10 stopping the clock at 4:46.53 over Selby’s 4:49.01.
Alex Sobers, Zabrina Holder and Ashley Weekes all had near misses of records in their events. Sobers in the 200 SCM fly finished the race in 2:25.77, twenty three split seconds off of the record. Holder in similar fashion posted a time of 2:20.56 and was 22 split seconds off her record of 2:20.34 posted in 2010. 8 & under swimmer Ashley Weekes posted 43.66 in the 50 SCM breaststroke .47 split seconds off the target time 43.19 established by Deandre Small in 2005.
The meet continues today and Sunday beginning at 4:00 PM.