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Bermuda Swimmers Make Finals In Bahamas

Bermuda Swimmers Make Finals In Bahamas

The 2016 Caribbean Island Swimming Championships is underway in Nassau, Bahamas with swimmers from 30 countries participating, and several Bermuda swimmers set to compete in this evening’s finals. National Swimming Coach Ben Smith said, “We had a very good start to the meet with many swimmers reaching personal best times. We will have the... Read more of this article

Woman Swims Around Bermuda In 21 Hours

Woman Swims Around Bermuda In 21 Hours

Lori King — an open water marathon swimmer and member of CIBBOWS — completed a 37.5 mile swim around Bermuda in 21:19:45. “She began the swim at 12:00pm local time on June 15th at Elbow Beach, and completed it on June 16th 9:19:45am at Elbow Beach. Lori is the second solo swimmer to complete this feat [Sean O'Connell was the first... Read more of this article

Photos: Tokio Millennium Re Triathlon Swimming

Photos: Tokio Millennium Re Triathlon Swimming

Ashley Estwanik and Tyler Butterfield stormed to victory in the tenth Tokio Millennium Re triathlon on Sunday morning [June 12], with Mr Butterfield encouraging people to take part in the “awesome event”. The event took place at Albuoy’s Point in Hamilton and attracted young children, school teams, Try-a-Tri participants and seasoned triathletes... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Team For Caribbean Championships

Bermuda’s Team For Caribbean Championships

The Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association has announced the 22 strong swim team that has been selected to represent Bermuda at the 21st Caribbean Island Swimming Championships. The Bermuda team will include Shannon Hassell, Madelyn Moore, Vanessa Esposito, Jesse Washington, Emma Harvey, Logan Watson-Brown, Payton Zelkin, Gabriella Pittman, Brett Smith,... Read more of this article

Docksider Harbour Open Swim Meet On June 24

Docksider Harbour Open Swim Meet On June 24

Harbour Swimming Club announced the 2016 Docksider Harbour Open to be held at the National Sports Centre on Friday, June 24th 2016. This event is open to all swimmers with participants anticipated from all local clubs as well as the burgeoning Masters swimming programme. Stephen Castree, Harbour President, said, “The Harbour Open Meet is a pre... Read more of this article

Photos: 2016 National Swimming Championships

Photos: 2016 National Swimming Championships

The Validus Bermuda National Swimming Championships were held recently at the National Sports Center, with Rebecca Heyliger and Julian Fletcher reaching the ‘B’ selection time for the Olympic Games, while some 26 records were broken over the four days of competition. After the Championships concluded, the high points awards were presented. The guest... Read more of this article

Validus BDA Swimming Championships Results

Validus BDA Swimming Championships Results

The Validus Bermuda National Swimming Championships was a resounding success over the weekend at the National Sports Center. The big highlight was Rebecca Heyliger and Julian Fletcher reaching the ‘B’ Selection Time for this Summers Rio Olympics. Roy-Allan Burch continues to battle back from his injury by narrowly missing the ‘B’ time by 6... Read more of this article

BASA Update Long Course Meter Records

BASA Update Long Course Meter Records

The Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association has updated Long Course Meter records after the following meets: CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Martinique; Etobicoke Pentathlon in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada; Arena Pro Series at Mesa, Arizona and the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. XXXI CARIFTA Swimming Championships – March 22nd –... Read more of this article

Rebecca Heyliger Reaches Olympic B Standard

Rebecca Heyliger Reaches Olympic B Standard

The Validus National Championships got underway, with Rebecca Heyliger finishing the 50 freestyle in a time with 26.13, which is 4 hundredths under the Olympic B standard of 26.17. Bermuda National Swimming Coach Ben Smith said, “On the first night of the Validus National Championships the weather was rainy but the times were fast. Starting off... Read more of this article

Swimmers Visit Students Ahead Of Island Meet

Swimmers Visit Students Ahead Of Island Meet

The Bermuda Swimming National Championships are being held at the National Sports Centre from May 19 through May 22, with Bermuda National Swimmer Julian Fletcher not only taking part, but lending his experience to the island’s children, as well. Leading up the event’s start, Mr. Fletcher, along with his Trojan Swim Club teammates, 2012... Read more of this article

Canadian U/18 Swim Team To Train In Bermuda

Canadian U/18 Swim Team To Train In Bermuda

Canada has joined a growing list of national swimming programmes to choose Bermuda’s National Sports Centre [NSC] as a training venue this year, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today. “The Swimming Canada Under-18 team arrived Sunday, May 15, and will be on the island training and competing through Sunday, May 22, 2016. The Danish national... Read more of this article

New BASA Short Course Swimming Records Set

New BASA Short Course Swimming Records Set

The Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association has updated their Short Course Meter Records after the following meets: Quebec Provincial Championships, Schroders Spring Age Group Championships and the Best of BEST. Quebec Provincial Championships – February 26th – 28th, 2016 – Gatineau, Quebec, Canada Vanessa Esposito is now the 17 and 18 Girls 800m... Read more of this article

Parents Raise Funds For Student Swim Lessons

Parents Raise Funds For Student Swim Lessons

Parents of Purvis Primary School pupils raised $9,000 to cover the costs of the entire school spending this week swimming at the National Sports Centre, with the costs including the hire of transport as well as the hire of the pool. Desmond Mello, a PE teacher at Purvis, said: “The parents fundraised this money, that was the only way we could do this... Read more of this article