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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

Photos: Bermuda 3rd Best Of Best Swim Meet

Photos: Bermuda 3rd Best Of Best Swim Meet

The Bermuda 3rd Best of Best 2016 Swim Meet took place at the BASA Pool, with two records broken. Sam Williamson from Sharks Swim Club set a new record in the 11-12 Boys 50m Breaststroke. He lowered the record of Keagan Woolley set in December 2015 from 35.35 to 34.56. Madelyn Moore from Sharks Swim Club broke her own record in the 50m Backstroke, Moore... Read more of this article

2016 Bermuda International Aquathon Results

2016 Bermuda International Aquathon Results

Tyler Smith and Ashley Estwanik won the 2016 Bermuda International Aquathon, which was held this weekend at Clearwater. In the Men’s event, Smith held a lead after the 2.5K run clocking a time of 8:03, but his time of 14:58 during the 1000m swim saw him exit the water behind Olympic 10k swimmer Ky Hurst, who is a member of the full time professional... Read more of this article

BBC News: Swimmers On CARIFTA Triumphs

BBC News: Swimmers On CARIFTA Triumphs

[Written by Mike Sharpe, Bermuda Broadcasting Co] Bermuda’s CARIFTA Swim Team did the island proud in Martinique. The swimmers won 21 medals and two youngsters qualified for the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) with triple-A times and personal best performances. Arriving back in Bermuda earlier this week, a handful of the young... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Burch, SwimMac Train On Island

Photos & Video: Burch, SwimMac Train On Island

Bermuda Olympic swimmer Roy-Allan Burch recently attended Bermuda’s National Sports Centre with fellow members of SwimMac while training for the Rio Olympics, taking the time to meet young local swimmers in the process. The group spent time answering questions and describing their accomplishments, noting some of their favourite aspects of training... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda’s Medal Winning Team Returns

Video: Bermuda’s Medal Winning Team Returns

Bermuda’s Carifta swimming team returned to the island after making an outstanding showing at the 2016 Carifta Swimming Championships in Martinique, with Bermuda collecting an impressive 20 medals in the pool as well as an open water medal. Bermuda finished the event with 208 points alongside Aruba, Guadeloupe were crowned the overall champions with... Read more of this article

Elite Olympic Swimmers To Train In Bermuda

Elite Olympic Swimmers To Train In Bermuda

SwimMac Carolina is bringing some of the world’s most accomplished swimmers to the island for spring training at the National Sports Centre [NSC] pool. American Olympic gold medallist Cullen Jones, Zimbabwean Olympic gold medallist Kirsty Coventry, Bahamian Olympian Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, and Bermuda’s own Olympian Roy Allan-Burch are among... Read more of this article

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