Harbour impress at championships
Harbour Amateur Swim Club reeled off some impressive results at the Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association Short Course Age Group Championships.
Swimmers from the club’s Gold Squad, which was introduced last autumn, posted personal bests, with Brooke Castree and Ava Pedro earning their spots in the group in the 10 and under category.
The pair reached the A standard in multiple events at the four-day event, which was held at Saltus Grammar School.
Records started falling for Harbour on Saturday when Brett Smith, Zebedee Wakely, Jack Harvey and Caleb Ingham broke the 17-18 national age group record in the 4x50 medley relay by more than seven seconds in a time of 1min 52.89sec.
Jack Harvey, a member of the Gold Squad, went on to break the 15-16 record in the 200 backstroke in 2:09.88 eclipsing the previous time by almost two seconds.
Harbour started the next day purposefully, Finn Moseley, Zebedee Wakely, Brett Smith and Caleb Ingham breaking the 17-18 record in the 4x50 freestyle relay by almost six seconds.
Harvey broke his third record of the meet in the 15-16 age category after winning the 100 backstroke in 1:00.21.
The championships were the conclusion to the Basa Series, which started in January.
The series winners from Harbour were Giada Dudley-Pun in the girls’ 11-12, Brandon Adkins in the boys’ 11-12, Finn Moseley in the boys’ 13-14 and Jack Harvey in the boys’ 15-16.
In the championships, Harbours winners were Giada Dudley-Pun in the girls’ 11-12, Myeisha Sharrieff in the girls’ 13-14, Finn Moseley in the boys’ 13-14 and Brett Smith in the boys’ 15 and over.
Brett Smith was also the boys’ overall Fina high-point champion.
Shona Palmer, the Harbour head coach, said: “As we enter the second half of the season in 2019, we are excited that over half of the Carifta team this year is comprised of Harbour swimmers.
“These results position Bermuda well for strong performances in Barbados in late April. Our focus now is to work with those who have qualified to reach their highest performance levels, as well as those who have set their sights on other international meets as well as personal bests.
“Energy and commitment levels continue to be high as we continue to work together as a team to achieve exceptional results in the pool and as a club”.
Sharks swimmers also set several records at the championships, with Logan Watson-Brown, Jaedyn Judd, Skyler Powell and Gabriela Pitman breaking the 15-16 girls’ 4x50 medley relay in 2:10.83, the 15-16 girls’ 4x100 freestyle relay record in 4:09.93 and 4x50 freestyle relay record in 1:56.41.