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Thursday, June 15, 2023
Bermuda Win 9 Medals Day One in the Bahamas

200m Freestyle Relay Silver Medalist
The 51st edition of the Bahamas National Swimming Championships got underway with Bermuda swimmers taking to the pool in Nassau.

Following a strong morning in Preliminaries, swimmers returned to the pool for the Finals. The Bermuda Swimmers would leave the first day of competition with 9 Medals and an unofficial Bermuda National Record.

Connor Hupman claimed the Bronze Medal in the 13-14 Boy’s 800m Freestyle Age Group in a time of 9:49.38, while Thomas Cechini won the Silver Medal in the 15-17 Boy’s Age Group.

Next up was the 200m Breaststroke where Tallulah Parkinson finished fourth in a time of 3:06.59 in the Girls 11-12 Age Group, Rhys Insley placed fourth in the Boys 15-17 Age Group with a time of 2:38.75 and Sam Williamson won the 18 & Over Age Group Gold Medal in a time of 2:24.03.

The 50m Backstroke was the next event with Arabella Newport-Derbyshire clocking a winning time of 32.80 in the Girls 13-14 Age Group, Violet Smith finished with the Silver Medal in a time of 33.89. Connor Hupman was up next and captured the Bronze Medal in a time of 29.68 in the Boys 13-14 Age Group. Taylor White went on to capture Silver Medal in the Girls 18 & Over Age Group. Finishing out the 50 Backstroke series were Brian Desmond, who finished 7th in a time of 28.60, and Finn Moseley 8th in a time of 29.61 in the Boys 18 & Over Age Group.

The 100m Butterfly was up next with several Bermuda swimmers taking to the pool. In the Girls 13-14 Age Group Marleigh Howes finished 3rd in a time of 1:09.36 to claim the Bronze Medal, Arabella Newport-Derbyshire 4th in a time of 1:09.62, and Elanna Fulton 5th in a time of 1:11.59. Noah Maranzana was up next in the 13-14 Boy’s Age Group finishing 8th in a time of 1:10.08. Imojen Judd and Pippa Charleson swam to 5th and 6th place in the 15-16 Girls' Age Group in 1:08.73 and 1:09.56 respectively. Thomas Cechini was 5th in the 15-17 Boys Age Group in a time of 1:00.53, Taylor White won the Silver Medal in the Girls 18 & Over Age Group in a time of 1:09.08, while Finn Moseley was 9th in a time of 1:01.84 and Caleb Ingham was 11th in a time of 1:04.51 in the Boys 18 & Over Age Group.

The night concluded with the 200m Freestyle Relay where Elanna Fulton, Katherine Wheddon, Arabella Newport Derbyshire, and Marleigh Howes won the Silver Medal in the 13-14 Girls Age Group, and then the 18 & Over Boys team made up of Finn Moseley, Brian Desmond, Sam Williamson, and Caleb Ingham won a Silver Medal in an unofficial Bermuda National Record time of 1:37.86.
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