Sports always enhance the skills of the young generation, and Barbados is also on the same path. Various young girls and boys have secured valuable places and medals in the swimming competition.
Barbados: Sports always enhance the skills of the young generation, and Barbados is also on the same path. Various young girls and boys have secured valuable places and medals in the swimming competition.
Meet here some disciplined players of Barbados who secured various records in swimming:
At last night’s The Barbados Olympic Association’s 2022 Annual Awards Ceremony, some of our Pirates swimmers were recognized by the Association for their achievements in their respective disciplines:
Meet Heidi Stoute
Heidi Stoute brought a spectacular end to the competitive season for 2022. At SCNAT, Heidi was awarded the High Point Trophy for her spectacular performance at this year’s Championships. In addition to winning 1 Bronze, 1 Silver and 5 Gold Medals, Heidi also broke 5 SC Records.
Medal history of Heidi Stoute
Meet Fayth Jeffrey
Last week’s SCNAT was the end of a very successful 2022 and 11-12 Year Age Group for Fayth Jeffrey with some excellent Short Course performances.
Overall, Fayth placed 3rd in the 11-12 Age Group with 6 Personal Best Times out of 10 Events. In addition, Fayth also established FOUR (4) St. Lucia 11-12 Age-Group Records in the following events:
Fayth also set National Short Course Records in the 100m IM and the 400m IM, resetting her own National records set in 2021.
Medal history of Fayth Jeffrey:
Meet Rebecca Weekes:
Rebecca Weekes took home the award for the 13-14 Girls Age-group Champion. Rebecca won 3 Gold medals, 2 Silver medals, and 4 Bronze medals. She also collected points for her 4th place finish.
Medal history of Rebecca Weekes
Meet Jaiya Simmons
Jaiya Simmons won the award for the 11-12 Girls age-group Champion at the recently concluded SCNAT ’22. Jaiya gave her usual dominant performance, receiving 9 Gold medals and 2 Silver medals. Here, Jaiya is pictured receiving her trophy from 2nd Vice President, Nicholas Beckles.
Medal history of Jaiya Simmons
Meet Kaija Eastmond
At the end of 6 days of competition at this year’s SCNAT, Kaija Eastmond emerged as the 9-10 Age-Group Champion. She won 11 Gold medals and 1 Silver medal.
1st place medals
2nd Place Medals
In the Girls 9-10 50m Freestyle, Kaija Eastmond was our line medal winner in this event. She won the Gold in just 30.53s.
The history of the players in other events are as follows:
The competitors were Marai Mayers (10th), Zavia Branch (12th), Lucrezia Chiomento (13th), Raine Brathwaite (17th), Jayla-Marie Blunte (18th), Shania Corbin (20th) and Anna White (21st). In the Boys, Tejay Bynoe placed 15th.
Further, Kenyah Deane won the Gold medal in the Girls 13-14 50 Meter Freestyle in 28.35s. In 4th place was Rebecca Weekes in 29.34s, Heidi Baker placed 6th with 30.00s and Naraia McClean was 9th with 30.12.
In the Boys 13-14 50 Meter Freestyle, Daniel Lashley was in 12th place with 30.71s, and coming in 17th position was Gabriel Boos with 32.52s. In the Boys 15-17 50m Freestyle, Aquan Crichlow placed 4th with his time of 25.74, and Fynn Armstrong placed 13th in 27.87s.
We had a strong representation in the Girls 11-12 50m Freestyle. Jaiya Simmons not only won the Gold medal but also set a New Record time in this event with her time of 27.12. The previous record of 27.82 was set back in 2001.
Winning the Silver medal was Heidi Stoute with her time of 27.79, and Toria Alleyne took away the Bronze medal with her time of 28.42. Fayth Jeffrey placed 6th in 29.44, Kaitlin Balgobin was 7th, in 13th place was Khalia Springer, Amara Kirton placed 21st and Victori Bourne placed 27th. In the Boys event, Walton Yarbrough finished in 5th place with 29.29s. His brother Hamilton Yarbrough was 12th, and placing 16th was Cassius Narain.
Zachary Ladipo placed 3rd out of 23 competitors in the Boys 8&U 50 Meter Freestyle, taking home the Bronze medal in 37.00s. In the Girls event, Rowan Watson placed 10th, Nalani Nurse was 12th, and Quinn Narain placed 17th. Overall, 36 swimmers competed in this event.
The Girls 13-14 100 Meter Breaststroke saw Rebecca Weekes take the Silver in 1:24.77 and Naraia McClean placing 3rd, taking home the Bronze medal in a time of 1:27.92. In the Boys 13-14 100 Meter Breaststroke, Daniel Lashley placed 7th and Gabriel Boos place 9th.
Brennan Watson won the Bronze medal in the Boys 11-12 100 Meter Breaststroke in a time of 1:20.16. Finishing in 7th position was Cassius Narain, and in 8th place was Axel Goodridge.
Fayth Jeffrey was pure fire in the Girls 11-12 100 Meter Breaststroke. She took home Gold in a time of 1:18.74. Jaiya Simmons was 3rd in 1:22.27 and Toria Alleyne placed 4th with 1:26.05. In 6th place was Khalia Springer with 1:28.84, coming in 7th was Kaitlin Balgobin with 1:30.14, and Amara Kirton placed 8th with 1:31.12.
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