The Barbados team for the 2017 Goodwill Swim Meet has been ratified, and final preparations are underway for the event which will be held from August 18 to 21, at the National Aquatic Centre in Liliendaal, Guyana.
Barbados’ aquatic fraternity can be proud of the stellar performance of our swim team at CCCAN 2017 in Trinidad! The team brought home a total haul of 31 medals (Individual: 9 gold, 8 silver, 10 bronze. Relay: 4 bronze), 1 new CCCAN Record, 1 new National Bdos Record, and 8 new Bdos Age Group Records. Collectively our swim team placed 5th overall, out of a total of 23 Caribbean and Central American countries.
Below is a breakdown of the team’s accomplishments:
11-12 Age Group
SILVER in 200m Breast (2:39.54)
BRONZE in 50m Breast (34.35)
SILVER in 100m Breast (1:14.61)
BRONZE & Bdos Age Group Record in 50m Free (26.65)
Bdos Age Group Record in 50 Fly (30.80)
SILVER in 200m Fly (2:34.84)
BRONZE in 200m Fly (2:35.60)
13-14 Age Group
GOLD & Bdos Age Group Record in 200m Breast (2:28.19)
SILVER in 400m IM (4:50.97)
SILVER in 200m IM (2:16.69
GOLD & Bdos Age Group Record in 50m Breast (30.95)
SILVER in 100m Breast (1:09.48)
SILVER in 200m Back (2:15.80)
BRONZE in 50m Back (31.45)
GOLD in 100m Back (1:07.21)
GOLD in 200m IM (2:28.95)
GOLD, CCCAN Record & Bdos Open Record in 200m Back (2:22.39)
BRONZE in 100m Breast (1:19.21)
15-17 Age Group
GOLD in 50m Back (27.23)
GOLD in 100m Back (58.12)
SILVER in 200m Back (2:08.22)
BRONZE in 200m IM (2:10.93)
BRONZE in 100m Breast (1:06.75)
18 & Over
BRONZE & Bdos Age Group Record in 400m Free (4.00.17)
GOLD in 50m Back (26.48)
GOLD in 100m Back (57.14)
BRONZE in 200m Back (2:09.14)
BRONZE in 200m Free (2:10.75)
11-12 Mixed 200m Relay: Bdos Age Group Record (1:53.03) – Z. Taylor, A. Deane, A. Dunwoody, K. Trotman
13-14 Mixed Relays: Bdos Age Group Record (1:49.38) – M. Clarke, D. Titus, A. Weekes, N. Dunwoody
11-12 Girls 400m Freestyle Relay: BRONZE (4:19.38) – A. Deane, K. Talma, K. Renwick, A. Dunwoody)
11-12 Boys 400m Freestyle Relay: Bdos Age Group Record (4:08.66) -C. Pollard, K. Trotman, O.Sealy, Z. Taylor
12-14 Girls 400m Freestyl Relay: BRONZE (4:10.85) – A. Weekes, Z. Gaskin, D. Treasure, D. Titus
11-12 Boys 400m Medley Relay: BRONZE & Bdos Age Group Record (4:35.17) – C. Pollard, Z. Taylor, O. Sealy, K. Trotman
15-17 Boys 400m Medley Relay: BRONZE (4:02.60) – J. Kirby, J. Walrond, L-S. Weekes, D. St.Prix
Despite the windy conditions, swimmers got to enjoy a bright and sunny morning of swimming in Carlisle Bay, for the 2017 BASA Open Water Classic 5K and 1.25K races.
17 competitors participated in the 5K race, including CCCAN open water swimmers Nathaniel Roach, Eric Lashley & Danielle Clarke. Young Nathaniel & Eric led the men the entire race, and were first to hit the board at the end with times of 1:10.17 and 1:10.23 respectively. Danielle was the first female to cross the finish line with a time of 1:18.15.
In the 1.25K race a total of 50 swimmers took to the crystal blue waters of Carlisle Bay. On the men’s side the pack was led the entire race by the foursome of Luis-Sebastian Weekes, Jack Kirby, Nkosi Dunoody and Karsten Marsten, who subsequently finished in that same order (15.56, 16.05, 16.08, & 16.22) . The ladies were brought home by Danielle Treasure in a time of 19.59, with Takiyah Weekes (20.08) & CCCAN open water swimmer Amelie Baker (20.09) taking second and third respectively.
Here are the complete age group results and times for the day’s events.
BASA is pleased to announce that the 2017 aquatic sport teams representing Barbados at CCCAN have been confirmed. Below is the list of athletes selected for the swimming, open water, synchronized swimming and water polo teams. CCCAN is being held in Trinidad from June 28 – July 3, 2017. We wish all of our teams the very best of luck!
The Barbados Team for Carifta 2017 in the Bahamas did our island proud, with an overall medal haul of 12 Golds, 16 Silvers and 11 Bronze medals from the pool, and 1 silver medal in the Open Water 5K! Below is a breakdown of the medals & records earned:
11-12 Age Group
Keilani Talma – Silver 200 Fly
Aza Dunwoody – Bronze 200 Fly
Zachary Taylor – Bronze 200 Breaststroke; Silver 100m Backstroke; Bronze 100m Breaststroke; Silver 200m Backstroke;
Christopher Pollard – Bronze 100m Butterfly; Gold 200m Butterfly; Bronze 200m Backstroke
Zachary Taylor, Christopher Pollard, Kai Trotman and Omari Sealy – Silver 4 x100M Medley Relay
Keilani Talma, Aza Dunwoody, Ti-Juana Welch, Adia Deane – Silver 4 x 100M Medley Relay
13-14 Age Group
Danielle Titus – Silver 50m Backstroke; Gold 100m Backstroke; Gold 400m IM; Gold 200m IM; Gold 200m Backstroke
The Barbados Olympic Association recently held their Annual Award Ceremony at the Barbados Hilton, to honour the performances of our nation’s most outstanding athletes for 2016. These awards saw 3 national junior swimmers recognized for their achievements in the sport, and we offer our heartiest congratulations to Olympic Swimmer Alex Sobers, for being selected as the Junior Male Athlete of the Year. We would also like to congratulation junior swimmers Nkosi Dunwoody and Ashley Weekes for coping the awards for 2016 Champion Swimmers, male and female, at the BOA sponsored 50th Anniversary Independence Games, held in December 2016.
To quote the words of world-renowned track and field athlete Mr. Carl Lewis (the keynote speaker at the awards ceremony),
“Set those goals, make sure it’s about being the best that you can be, be accountable for what you want to do, put yourself out there, put yourself on what you want to be, let people know how great you want to be, what you want to achieve and then demand the people around you to help you get there because it is a tough challenge,”