Bermuda swimmers were back in the pool today at the 2023 Bahamas National Swimming Championships in Nassau and continued to post great results, and a total of 16 Medals were won on the night.
Up first was the 400m Freestyle. In the Girls 13-14 Age Group, Arabella Newport Derbyshire won the Silver Medal in a time 4:55.06, Marleigh Howes claimed the Bronze Medal in a time of 4:56.08, Elanna Fulton was fifth in a time of 4:59.05, and Katherine Wheddon was sixth in a time of 5:02.95.
In the Boys 13-14 Freestyle, Connor Hupman placed fourth in a time of 4:34.93. In the Boys 15-17 Age Group, Thomas Cechini won the Bronze Medal touching the wall in a time of 4:24.40. Taylor White finished with the Silver Medal in the Girls 18 & Over in a time of 4:49.27 and Sam Williamson swam to Gold in a time of 4:17.71 in the Boys 18 & Over Age Group.
The 50m Freestyle was the next. In the 13-14 Girls Age Group Marleigh Howes swam to a Silver Medal position in a time of 28.22, Elanna Fulton was fourth in a time of 28.81, and Katherine Wheddon was seventh in a time of 29.65. Connor Hupman also swam to the Silver Medal place in the Boys 13 -14 Age Group in a time of 25.96.
Imojen Judd captured a Bronze Medal in the Girls 15-16 Age Group in a time of 28.12. In the Boys 15-17 Age Group Flynn Watson-Brown finished fifth in a time of 24.81. In the Boys 18 & Over, Finn Moseley claimed the Bronze Medal in a time of 24.30 and Caleb Ingham was fourth in a time of 24.44.
The 100m Breaststroke was the next event where Tallulah Parkinson finished fifth in a time of 1:27.80 in the Girls 11-12 Age Group. In the Boys 13 to 14 Age Group, Noah Maranzana finished eighth in a time of 1:25.61. In the Boys 15-17 Age Group, Rhys Insley finished fourth in a time of 1:11.17. Sam Williamson finished fourth in the Boys 18 & Over event in a time of 1:07.32.
The 200m Backstroke rounded out the night’s individual events with Arabella Newport Derbyshire claiming the Gold Medal in a time of 2:35.53 in the Girls 13-14 Age Group, Marleigh Howes won the Silver Medal in a time of 2:37.33 and Violet Smith won the Bronze Medal in a time of 2:42.00. Taylor White claimed Gold in the Girls 18 & Over in a time of 2:28.93 and Brian Desmond also claimed Gold in the Boys 18 & Over in a time of 2:18.63.
The night concluded with the 400m Freestyle Relay where Marleigh Howes, Arabella Newport Derbyshire, Katherine Wheddon and Elanna Fulton won the Girls 13-14 Age Group Gold Medal in a time of 4:09.30, and then the 18 & Over Boys team made up of Finn Moseley, Brian Desmond, Sam Williamson and Caleb Ingham won Gold in a time of 3:38.63.