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Fletcher & Burch Retiring From Competition

Fletcher & Burch Retiring From Competition

Bermudian Olympians Julian Fletcher and Roy-Allan Burch have announced their retirement from competitive swimming. Fletcher had a very strong 10-year swimming career which was capped off with an Olympic selection and 11 National Records in his last 12 months of competition. He was able to swim for 4 years at Southern Methodist University in a Division... Read more of this article

NSC Scores ‘Hat-Trick’ Of Visiting Sports Teams

NSC Scores ‘Hat-Trick’ Of Visiting Sports Teams

Another US team has been in Bermuda taking advantage of the weather and facilities for winter training. Swimmers from Indiana University and Germantown Academy were training at the National Sports Centre last week, and at the same time, the Alvernia University ladies hockey team was also here, bringing 21 people, using the National Sports Centre’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda Swimmers Win Medals In Canada

Bermuda Swimmers Win Medals In Canada

After participating in an intensive training camp during the Christmas break, Bermuda swimmers recently traveled to Ontario, Canada seeking qualifying times for Carifta 2017, with the swimmers claiming a number of medals. Bermuda National Swimming Coach Ben Smith said, “In order to be eligible for selection to Carifta they needed to get 2 AAA... Read more of this article

Overseas Swimmers Praise Bermuda Facilities

Overseas Swimmers Praise Bermuda Facilities

Olympic gold medalists visiting the island for training have praised facilities in Bermuda and said they would recommend them to other overseas teams for training. About 70 swimmers from Indiana University and 30 from Germantown Academy, in the US, have been holding a winter training camp at the National Sports Centre [NSC]. They finish today [Jan 5]... Read more of this article

Photos: Overseas Swimmers At Aquatics Center

Photos: Overseas Swimmers At Aquatics Center

The National Sports Center [NSC] is playing host to two winter training camps with overseas swimmers from separate organizations taking part, with the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] sports tourism partnership welcoming swimmers from the Indiana University and Germantown Academy. About 70 swimmers from Indiana University and 30 from Germantown Academy... Read more of this article

Visiting High School & Collegiate Swimmers

Visiting High School & Collegiate Swimmers

The National Sports Centre [NSC] is preparing for a winter training camp of 100 visiting swimmers, representing the largest contingent at the pool to utilise the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] sports tourism partnership. About 70 swimmers from Indiana University and 30 from Germantown Academy will train simultaneously at the aquatics and fitness centre... Read more of this article

Photos: BASA Host Christmas Swimming Camp

Photos: BASA Host Christmas Swimming Camp

Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association [BASA] National coaches Richard Goodwin and Ben Smith were very pleased with the performance of Bermuda swimmers taking part in the Christmas Swimming Camp at the BASA Pool. BASA holds an annual Christmas Swimming Camp that combines hard training sessions in the pool with challenging work outside of the pool. This... Read more of this article

Harbour Swim Club Holds Championships Event

Harbour Swim Club Holds Championships Event

At its recent Club Championships, Harbour Swim Club turned out in force with over 120 swimmers, setting a number of personal best times. Head Coach Shona Palmer said, “The Club Championships have been an outstanding way to end the first part of our race season. The swimmers have delivered some strong results prior to Christmas and, with hard work... Read more of this article

Bermuda Swimmers Set New National Records

Bermuda Swimmers Set New National Records

Bermuda swimmers recently competed in the 13th FINA Short Course World Championships in Windsor, Ontario, finishing the meet with four new national records set, including three by Julian Fletcher and one by Rebecca Heyliger. Mr. Fletcher told Bernews, “We had myself and Rebecca Heyliger competing in three events each over the six day period. “On... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Winter Swim Age Group Meet

Photos & Results: Winter Swim Age Group Meet

The 2016 Mailboxes Unlimited 2016 Winter Age Group Championships was recently held at the BASA Pool. The 10 & Under Girls champion is Natalie Gazzard with 1,360 points, Bella Howes finishing second with 1,321 points and with 1,291 points was the third place finisher Imojen Judd. Daniel Kunst is the 10 & Under Boys champion after accumulating... Read more of this article

Winter Age Group Championships Swim Results

Winter Age Group Championships Swim Results

The 2016 2016 Mailboxes Unlimited 2016 Winter Age Group Championships took place recently at the BASA Pool, with some of the island’s top young swimmers taking to the pool. The 10 & Under Girls champion is Natalie Gazzard with 1,360 points, Bella Howes finishing second with 1,321 points and with 1,291 points was the third place finisher Imojen... Read more of this article

Sports Centre To Host 100 Visiting Swimmers

Sports Centre To Host 100 Visiting Swimmers

The National Sports Centre [NSC] is preparing for a winter training camp of 100 visiting swimmers, which represents the largest contingent at the pool to utilise the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] sports tourism partnership which began two years ago. About 70 swimmers from Indiana University and 30 from Germantown Academy will train simultaneously... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Sharks Swim Winter Meet

Photos & Results: Sharks Swim Winter Meet

The Sharks Swim Club Winter Swim Meet took place at the BASA Pool, with two unofficial records set by rising star Sam Williamson. Williamson smashed the 11-12 Boy’s 100m Breaststroke record of 1:17.01 set by Keagan Wolley on December 6th 2016 during the Winter Age Group Championships. Williamson stopped the clock in a Personal Best time of 1:13.66. Williamson... Read more of this article