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Rip Currents Close West End Of Horseshoe Bay

Rip Currents Close West End Of Horseshoe Bay

The western end of Horseshoe Bay Beach has been closed to swimmers this afternoon [August 28] due to dangerous rip currents. Department of Parks’ Lifeguard Service have posted signs at the western end of the beach that read “Do Not Enter Water” and “Warning: Dangerous Rip Currents”. Visitors to the beach are still able to enjoy... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Olympic Swimmers Return To Island

Bermuda’s Olympic Swimmers Return To Island

Bermuda’s Olympic swimmers Julian Fletcher and Rebecca Heyliger returned to the island earlier today after competing at the recent Games in Rio, with Junior Minister for Social Development and Sports Nandi Davis on hand to welcome them home. Heyliger finished sixth in her women’s 50m freestyle heats in a time of 26.54, competing against swimmers... Read more of this article

Blackburn Wins Four Gold Medals At US Masters

Blackburn Wins Four Gold Medals At US Masters

Bermudian swimmer Lisa Blackburn won four gold medals at the US Masters National Swimming Championships in Portland, Oregon, racing to victory in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 50 breaststroke, and 100 breaststroke. “This competition was a good way to stay in touch with the water during my offseason and to take a bit of a holiday at the... Read more of this article

Man Rescued In Waters Off Clearwater Beach

Man Rescued In Waters Off Clearwater Beach

[Updated] Emergency services responded to Clearwater Beach tonight [August 20] after it was reported that a swimmer was in difficulty in the waters off the beach. The man — who bystanders said went in to retrieve a ball belonging to his grandchildren — appeared to be in difficulty when he was seen floating on his back with his head appearing... Read more of this article

Aquatics Centre Records Its Busiest Ever Season

Aquatics Centre Records Its Busiest Ever Season

The pool at the National Sports Centre is making a huge splash – recording its busiest year since it opened. Bookings are already being taken for next year as demand continues to surge, according to Amy Fox, the Aquatics and Fitness Manager. Ms Fox said: “Basically we’ve just been crazy busy over the last few months. I’ve been working here for... Read more of this article

Swimmers Who Trained In Bermuda Win Bronze

Swimmers Who Trained In Bermuda Win Bronze

Following their training in Bermuda earlier this year, the Danish National Swim Team has seen four of its female members take bronze in the 4 x 100 Medley at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Along with two other team members who did not train in Bermuda, Denmark’s Mie Nielsen and Rikke Møller Pedersen claimed the impressive standing... Read more of this article

Olympian Rebecca Heyliger Reflects On Rio

Olympian Rebecca Heyliger Reflects On Rio

[Written by Don Burgess] Olympic swimmer Rebecca Heyliger hasn’t decided on whether she will pursue the Tokyo Games. The swimmer said she was “disappointed” with her performance in the pool in Rio last week in the 50m free after nerves got the better of her. “I have a mix of emotions thinking about my Olympic experience so far,” Heyliger said.... Read more of this article

Videos: Heyliger, Fletcher Compete At Olympics

Videos: Heyliger, Fletcher Compete At Olympics

Bermuda’s two Olympic swimmers, Rebecca Heyliger and Julian Fletcher, recently competed at the Games in Rio, finishing sixth and third in their respective heats. Heyliger finished sixth in her women’s 50m freestyle of 12 heats and finished in a time of 26.54, competing against swimmers from the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Syria, Botswana, Malta,... Read more of this article

Olympics: Rebecca Heyliger Finishes 6th In Heat

Olympics: Rebecca Heyliger Finishes 6th In Heat

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] Rebecca Heyliger finished sixth in her women’s 50m freestyle heat at the Olympics today. Heyliger was swimming in the sixth of 12 heats and finished in a time of 26.54, which was good enough for sixth, but not enough to advance to the semifinals. While not her personal best, it was still one of the former USC Trojans... Read more of this article

Olympics: Julian Fletcher Finishes 3rd In Heat

Olympics: Julian Fletcher Finishes 3rd In Heat

[Written by Don Burgess] Julian Fletcher was motivated to do his best today when he heard his family cheering for him. Fletcher, swimming in the first heat of the men’s 100m breaststroke, finished third in a time of 1:02.73. His time was not good enough to move on to the semi-finals but the young swimmer was “absolutely thrilled” to represent... Read more of this article

Swimmers: Olympic Opener “Electric & Inspiring”

Swimmers: Olympic Opener “Electric & Inspiring”

[Written by Don Burgess] Swimmers Julian Fletcher and Rebecca Heyliger enjoyed helping put Bermuda on the world stage in last night’s Olympic opening ceremony. Fletcher loved the “electric atmosphere” of the opening ceremony, but couldn’t stay for the whole event.The swimmer is racing today in the 100m breaststroke preliminaries and needed... Read more of this article

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