Saturday Results: Swimming Championships

June 9, 2013

The Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association’s Bermuda National Swimming Championships continued at the National Aquatics Center in Devonshire today [June 9] with event finals scheduled to start at 5.00pm.

Speaking on the Championship’s performances, coaches said, “The Sharks coaches have been very pleased with the continued progress of the team after a spectacular Summer age groups. The hard work and dedication of the team continues to bear fruit with multiple personal best times and more records.

“The Saturday night finals were even more special because we had some of our overseas senior athletes at home to race in the new pool. Recently we have mentioned how the 1:00 barrier for local female swimmers in the 100 free had been broken so rarely.

“The final on Saturday had 4 females under 1:00 in one of the true highlights of this season. With Rebecca Heyliger, Lisa Blackburn and Ashley Yearwood swimming 58 seconds and young Maddy Moore close behind with 59 it was a proud moment for Bermuda Swimming.

Video of Friday night’s swimming:

“One of our younger seniors, Holly Bruton, swam an amazing 100 Breast claiming 2nd place in the 12 and unders and getting an AA time, missing a AAA time by a mere second.

“After the morning heats on Sunday Sharks added another swimmer to the National training team when Ciara Henschke hit her target in the 50 free. There were many fast swims that should lead to an exciting conclusion to The National Championships this evening at the NSC pool.

“Emma Harvey continues to lower the 11 and 12 girls’ age group records as she broke her own 50m butterfly record, lowering the record to 30.92. She then combined with her Harbour teammates – Lynsey Palmer, Alyssa Paynter and Ashley Irby to break their own 4 x 50m freestyle relay record by two seconds, with a new time of 2:04.39.

“The Harbour swimmers have excelled at the Championships so far, with many new personal bests across all age groups.

“Maddy Moore, Jesse Washington and Philip Hagen also continue their record setting spree; as Moore set new records in the 50m butterfly and backstroke events, Washington set a new record in the 100m freestyle with a sensational swim of 53.98 and Hagen lowered the 15 and 16 boys’ 100m breaststroke record by a second in a new time of 1:12.53″, concluded Mr Smith.

National Swimming Championships Saturday Results below:

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