Medal glory on final day in the pool
Bermuda’s combined teams capped the final day of the Carifta Swimming Championships in Barbados in scintillating style by adding further medals to their overall haul.
As she has throughout the event, Elan Daley added to her personal tally with two more medals.
She clinched gold in the girls 13-14 200 metres backstroke in a winning time of 2min 28.64sec, before adding a silver in the girls 13-14 50 freestyle in 27.00, just 24 hundredths of a second behind the winner. She also finished a respectable fifth in girls 13-14 100 breaststroke in 1:20.05.
There was also golden delight Brian Desmond and Sam Williamson. The former won the boys 15-17 400 freestyle in 4:12.31, while Williamson took top spot in the boys 13-14 100 breaststroke in 1:09.77.
A further two medals were also added by Logan Watson-Brown, who had to settle for silver in the girls 15-17 400 freestyle in a time of 4:35.23, while also winning bronze in the girls 15-17 200 backstroke in a time of 2:31.24. She also narrowly missed out on a further bronze medal in the girls 15-17 50 freestyle, finishing fourth in 27.20.
Taylor White also clinched two medals as she won silver in the girls 13-14 200 backstroke in a time of 2:31.87, while also claiming bronze in the girls 13-14 400 freestyle in 4:44.63.
Jack Harvey narrowly missed out on his golden moment on the final day of competition, having to settle for a silver medal in the boys 15-17 200 backstroke in 2:14.73, while there was also a silver medal for Giada Dudley-Pun who finished second in the girls 11-12 100 breaststroke in 1:20.28, just nine tenths of a second from clinching gold.
Also staking their place on the podium was Imojen Judd and Brett Smith. The former clinched a bronze medal in the girls 11-12 200 backstroke in a time of 2:38.64, while Smith also got his hands on a bronze medal, finishing third in the boys 15-17 200 backstroke in 2:15.52.
Bermuda’s final medal of the championships was secured by the girls 11-12 relay team in the 4x50m freestyle event. The quartet made up of Bella Howes, Pippa Charleson, Judd and Dudley-Pun finished third to add win one final bronze medal.
Bermuda finished the championships with a total of 39 medals overall.
The contingent headed by national coach Ben Smith compiled 470 points in total — 266 for Bermuda-Associated Group, led by Williamson with 59 points, and 204 for Bermuda, led by Elan Daley with 80 points.
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