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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Bermuda Best of the Best 2018 Champions

Jesse Washington Won the Boys 15 & Over
With the conclusion of the Best of the BEST Series Age Group Champions 2018, www.islandstats.com now looks at the Age Group Champions for 2018.

Imojen Judd was crowned the Girls 10 & Under Champion with 2,100 points, while Thomas Cechini won the Boy’s 10 & Under title with 916 points.

Jaedyn Judd is the 11-12 Girls Champion with 2,465 points, while Harlan Watson-Brown claimed the 11-12 Boy’s title with 1,373 points.

The 13-14 Girls Champion was Logan Watson-Brown with 3,245 points, while Sam Williamson gathered 2,867 points to claim the 13-14 Boys title.

The Girls 15 & Over Champion was Skyler Powell with 2,906 points and Jesse Washington won the Boy’s 15 & Over title with 2,892 points.

Click Here to see the Full 2018 Bermuda Best of the BEST Series High Points Results

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Bermuda Best of the Best 2018 Round Up

Best Shipping’s was celebrating 10 years of Sponsorship of the Best of the Best Short Course Swimming Series saw 20 records fall at the BASA Pool.

Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association BASA in a statement said, “We would like to thank Best Shipping for 10 years of sponsorship of the series that has been a great event on the BASA calendar.”

Sam Williamson broke Trevor Nelson’s twenty-three year old record in the 13-14 Boy’s 50m Breaststroke clocking 31.98, the previous record by Nelson was 33.03 set on November 1st, 1994. Williamson would then break the 100m Breaststroke record time of 1:10.83 touching the wall in a new time 1:10.74. Williamson would then lower his 50m Breaststroke with a new time 31.98. Sam Williamson broke his 50m Breaststroke record from the morning dropping 7 tenths to new time of 31.22

Keagan Woolley broke Olympian Julian Fletcher’s 15-16 Boy’s 50m Breaststroke record time of 33.13 set back on June 22nd, 2007, when he was clocked at 32.16. Woolley would break Fletcher’s 200m Breaststroke record of 2:39.46 with a new time of 2:36.03. Woolley would lowered his record set this morning in the 50m Breaststroke with a time of 31.32.

The 17-18 Boy’s Individual Medley 4x50m Relay record with a time of 1:59.85, by Jesse Washington, Woolley, Joshua Throne and Lewis Sweeney, breaking the previous record of 2:07.24 set on June 12th, 2010 set by Christopher Wright, Kellan DeSilva, Conor Mullen and Nicholas Thomson.

Bret Smith broke the Boy’s 15 & Over 50m Backstroke record time touching the wall in a time of 28.36, breaking Nicholas Thomson’ June 24th 2007 record time of 28.49. Smith would then return and lower that time clocking 28.43.

Jack Harvey set a new 13-14 Boy’s 400m Individual Medley record clocking a time of 5:03.16, Harvey broke Stephen Fahy’s record time of 5:04.48 that stood for almost 26 years, which was set on July 1st 1992. Harvey would break Washington’s 200m Backstroke record time of 2:17.83 clocking a new time of 2:14.90.

Logan Watson-Brown broke the 13-14 Girls 200m Freestyle record time of 2:08.01 held by Madelyn Moore set back on March 22nd 2015. Watson-Brown next broke Emma Harvey’s 400m Freestyle record time of 4:34.63 when she was clocked touching the wall in a time of 4:32.75. Watson-Brown would later break her own 200m Freestyle record from her Preliminary swim with a time of 2:07.07

Jesse Washington 17-18 Boy’s 100m Freestyle record time of 52.27 set by Benedict Parfit, with a new record time of 51.27. Washington would then break Michael O’Connor’s 100m Butterfly time of 25.79 clocking a new time 25.56. Washington would break a 20 year old record by Jason Mastalir in the 50m Backstroke who had a time of 27.84 clocking 27.47. Washington then broke the 200m Freestyle record taking Mastalir’s record from February 2009 of 1:54.07 to a new record of 1:52.40. Washington’s swim is also the new Bermuda Open record taken the record from Ronald Cowen of 1:52.79 from 2002. Washington had the final record of the weekend in the 100 Butterfly breaking Michael O’Connor’s record of 58.44 with a time of 57.06.

Click Here to see the Full 2018 Best of the Best Short Course Swimming Results

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Best of the Best Series 3 Round Up

The third Best of the Best Series Swimming event is going on at the BASA Pool.

Jack Harvey broke the 13 – 14 Boy’s 400m Individual Medley record that stood for almost 26 years.

Harvey broke Stephen Fahy’s July 1st 1992 record time of 5:04.48.

Logan Watson-Brown broke the 13-14 Girls 200m Freestyle record time of 2:08.01 held by Madelyn Moore set back on March 22nd 2015.

Taylor Horan won the 13-14 Girls 100m Breaststroke touching the wall in a time of 1:31.64, Liana Medeiros was second in 1:38.66 and Mia Ferguson was third clocking a time of 1:40.06.

Ben Copeland won the 11-12 Boys 100m Breaststroke clocking a time of 1:39.06, Nate Copeland was second in 1:45.60 and Andrew Smith finished third stopping the clock in a time of 1:51.28.

Jesse Washington won the Boy’s 15 & Over 100m Freestyle clocking a time of 55.62, Keagan Woolley was second in 57.27 and Brett Smith third with a time of 57.51.

Alyson Scherer won the 13-14 Girls 100m IM with a time of 1:22.59, Talia Thompson was second with a time of 1:23.65 and Katie Stevenson was third in a time of 1:23.81.

Monday, March 12, 2018
Bermuda Opponents Unsure of Competing

As Bermuda waits for the announcement of the Carifta Swimming Team, www.islandstats.com has learned that it is uncertain whether swimmers from Trinidad & Tobago will be represented at the Carifta Swimming Championship in Jamaica from March 31st - April 3rd.

Yesterday, Guardian Media Sports learnt that parents of swimmers were asked to pay $9,000 TT Dollars ($1,329.57 US Dollars) to secure their children's participation. The amount was initially $10,500, but a parent speaking on condition of anonymity said it was agreed by all the parents on a chat yesterday that they could not pay the amount requested in such a short space of time.

The Amateur Swimming Association of T&T (ASATT) gave a breakdown for the amount given, outlining a cost of $6,100 for airfare which is to be paid by Saturday. However, it could explain the additional $2,900, to be paid by next week, since Government through the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs has agreed to cover the cost for hotel and accommodation for the contingent.

According to the parent the $2,900 is set to be used to off-set the cost of travel for five coaches and two chaperones who will be part of the contingent.

"We have been asking the association for a breakdown of the $2,900, but have been ignored. They are not dealing with that at all," the parent said. Once selected on the national team swimmers are to be facilitated with bags, jerseys, swim caps and track suits. But the parent said it is uncertain whether the young swimmers are being made to cover equipment expenses also.

Some parents who took the liberty to purchase their (child/children) ticket before hand are still being asked to pay the $2,900, Guardian Media Sports was told.
Friday, March 09, 2018
Countdown to Carifta Swimming Championships

National Swimming Coach Ben Smith will announce the Carifta Swimming Championship team next week.

Smith is excited about this year’s team’s chances of doing well, telling www.islandstats.com, “This is the first year that the team will not feature Jesse Washington, but the fact that the likes of Madelyn Moore and the Daley trio along with the local group it is exciting times for Bermuda Swimming.”

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