Over 20 swimmers from Bermuda’s Harbour Swim Club attended the 2017 T2 Aquatics Norris Foundation Long Course Meet in Naples, Florida recently. There were numerous top place finishes, 19 Medals won and swimmers achieving impressive personal best times in events across the board.
Gold was obtained in the girl’s 10 and under age group by Pippa Charleson in the 50m and 100m Backstroke and Caitlin Coleman in the 100m Breastroke. Lucas Castree swam a gold medaling performance in the boy’s 10 and under 50m Free, followed by Rhys Insley convincingly winning the 50m Breastroke in the boy’s 11-12 age group. Rhys, Caitlin and Pippa also won numerous silver and bronzes in their age groups in differing events. They were joined by Lindsey Scherer in the 11-12-year-old girl’s 50m free and Katie Stevenson in the 200 butterfly where both girls obtained silver in the final. Jared Moore, in the 11-12 boys won a bronze medal place in the 400m IM.
Further final appearances were made in the 10 and under girls by Brooke Castree and in the 11-12 boys events by Brandon Adkins.
Completing the team for HASC in the 13 to 14 age group were Kyle Cash, Gaby Furr, and Ashley Moore and in the 11 to 12 age group: Ali Burns, Olivia Dunleavy, Robin Dunleavy, Natalie Gazzard, Jocelyn Manuel, Anna Marcotte, Lindsay Smith and Daniella Stegmann.
Coach Sarah Manuel stated ‘This is an excellent step up for the swimmers who attended the meet and as the strong junior programme continues to flow talent into the senior ranks we expect the attendance at this meet to grow and grow’. Head Coach, Shona Palmer, added ‘The ongoing success of the 160
members pays tribute to the depth of coaching and swimmers in the club. We look forward to completing a successful 2016-17 season and to starting the 2017-18 season with even greater strength in numbers.’ The event forms part of Harbour’s commitment to provide both domestic and international opportunities for its membership base to ensure all swimmers can maximize their potential.
Next weekend marks the second annual Docksider Harbour Open event. This event is at the end of the domestic season and Harbour look forward to welcoming swimmers from all clubs on the Island to a fun long course meet which offers excellent additional racing opportunity.
Harbour continue to hold next tryouts for new members and interested swimmers should contact Ally Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.