Swift leads all Bahamian clubs at Florida Winter Swimming Championships
The Swift Swimming Club collected 22 medals at the Florida Age Group Swimming Championships, last weekend. There were five teams from The Bahamas competing at the meet, which was held in Plantation, Florida. Swift finished 19th in the team standings with 113.5 points, Barracuda Swim Club was 23rd with 89 points, Lucayan Lightning Swim Team was 26th with 42 points, Dolphin Swim Club was 35th with nine points. The Sea Bees Swim Club was also represented at the Meet.
The Swift team was led by Laura Morely, who won seven. Zach Moses and Simone Sturrup both secured six medals each while Nikolauas Holmberg captured three.
Morley finished second in the 100 Breast, clocking 1:09.39. She was third in the 100 IM, touching the wall in 1:03.02 and fourth in the 50 Breast in 32.47 seconds. In the 200 Breast, Morley clocked 2:27.10 and 2:13.99 in the 200 IM for fourth. The time of 4:48.59 placed her seventh in the 400 IM and 5:25.58 was good enough for a 10 place finishing in the 500 free.
Moses competed in the 1650, the 400 IM, the 500 Free, 200 and 100 Breast as well as the 100 IM. His best showing was in the 1650 Free where he placed third in 18:01.16. It was an eventful meet for young Sturrup. She touched the wall in 26.12 seconds in the 50 Free and 28.97 seconds in the 50 Fly. In the 100 Free she was fourth in 58.64 seconds and fifth in the 100 Fly. Other events she participated in were the 100 IM and the 200 IM. Holmberg won medals with a seventh in the 50 Free in 26.39 seconds and ninth in the 50 Back in 32.96 seconds. He was also ninth in the 50 Breast in 34.50 seconds.
Luke Kennedy Thompson also qualified for the finals in the 50 Breast with a personal best time of 40.17 seconds. He swam in four other events. Other swimmers who had personal best times were Tremaine Allen who swam nine events, Jemarco Armbrister who swam four events, Donovan Higgs who swam four events and Lillian Higgs who also competed in four events. Albury Higgs and Abigail Lowe participated in six events while, Peter Morley lined up in eight.