Roy Allan Burch Sets National Record In Mexico

November 20, 2014

Bermuda’s Roy-Allan Burch set a new Bermuda record during the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games now taking place in Mexico, becoming the first Bermudian swimmer to drop under 25 seconds in the 50m butterfly.

The record came as Burch was competing in the preliminaries of the men’s 50m butterfly, with the two-time Olympian touching the wall in a time of 24.77.

File photo of Burch, courtesy of Doug Patterson:

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Burch’s time set a new Bermuda record, breaking the old one of 25.60 which he himself set back in 2012 at the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships in Aruba.

The swimmer is one of over 40 athletes representing Bermuda at the CAC Games, and you can view all our coverage of Bermuda’s athletes at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Mexico by clicking here.

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  1. Yes I says:

    Bermudians making their mark all across the world!! Great job Roy!

  2. Andrew Simons says:

    Congrats!

  3. Sigh!!!... says:

    Awesome young man, looks like your just hitting your stride. Congrats!

  4. nathalee simons says:

    Congratulations to you Roy Allan, we pray that you will continue to be successful in all your endeavours both in swimming and the other areas of your life. You continue to make your family and friends sooo very proud of your accomplishments, their love and unwavering support makes it that much easier for you i’m sure. Watch aunt Karen laughing soo much that she cries:) just seeing her super star soar!!!!

    God’s blessings always

    Nathalee and Ras Mykkal