WRITTEN BY: LOOP NEWS
07:30, March 29, 2016
Barbados swam away with 18 Gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze medals at the just concluded XXXI Carifta Swimming Championships in Lamentin, Martinique.
Along with the impressive medal haul the Barbados swimmers also set four CARIFTA records and seven age-group National Records in the process.
Danielle Titus, swimming in the Girls 13-14 age group, won four individual gold medals and three silvers. She also picked up one silver in the relays and three bronze medals.
It was in the backstroke that she shone the brightest as she set a new National and CARIFTA record in the 200m and 100m.
Joining her in the record-breaking act over the weekend was McCallum Clarke who competed in the 11-12 age group. He won five individual gold medals and three bronze, as well as picking up one gold and two bronze in the relays.
He set his record in the breaststroke, replacing the CARIFTA and National records in the 100m and 200m.
Though not setting any records, Alex Sobers won three individual gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 400m freestyles.
The other three national records came when Hannah Gill broke the 15-17 200m freestyle with her bronze medal performance; and the 15-17 4x100m freestyle relay team and 4x100m medley relay teams which included Jack Kirby, Alex Sobers, Damon St. Prix and Luis Sebastian Weekes.
The full swim team is as follows:
11-12 Age Groups
Girls: Aza Dunwoody, Ti-Juana Welch, Zahra Gaskin, Danielle Treasure
Boys: McCallum Clarke, Tristan Pragnell, Roan Baker, Eric Lashley, Zachary Taylor
13-14 Age Groups
Girls: Danielle Titus, Ashley Weekes, Destiny Harding, Zoe Taylor
Boys: Nkosi Dunwoody
15-17 Age Groups
Girls: Hannah Gill, Alexis Clarke
Boys: Alex Sobers, Damon St Prix, Luis Sebastian Weekes, Jack Kirby
Open Water 14-17 Age Groups
Girls: Alexis Clarke, Rebecca Lashley, McKayla Treasure
Boys: Kobi Talma, Kent Mullins
Management: Head Coach Abdul Sharif, Coach & Open Water Antonio Martinez-Petrolanda, Team Manager Andrea Titus, Assistant Manager/Chaperone Samantha Clarke.
For images from the 2016 Carifta Swimming visit here.