Swimmers about to dive in to start the race at the swim championships
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March 1, 2022
BSSS breaks nine records in swim championships

SWIMMERS FROM Black Sands Swim Squad (BSSS) broke five national records at the SVG Gallagher Invitational National Swimming Championships held from February 17-20.

In the boys 13-14 age group, Brandon George broke the 200m backstroke record in a time of 2:23.19.

Swimming in the girls 15 and over age category, both Tia Gun-Munro and Mya DeFreitas broke the 200m freestyle record.

Gun-Munro recording a time of 2:22.37 and DeFreitas setting the new record in a time of 2:18.84. Bryson George and Kenale Alleyne set new national records in the boys 15 and over 100m butterfly; Alleyne recording a time of 1:01.48 and George setting the new record in a time of 1:01.42. Alleyne also went on to win the sprint challenge in the boys 13 and over category along with Kennice Greene winning the girls 13 and over.

Alleyne then concluded the meet successfully winning the boys 15 and over overall age group champion trophy.

The other age group champions were: Girls 11-12 Eltonique Leonard Boys 11-12 Tyler Robinson Girls 13-14 Jamie Joachim Boys 13-14 Brandon George Girls 15 and over Abigail Deshong.

Black Sands Swim Squad ended the competition winning the trophy as overall club champions, a feat they have achieved for the last four consecutive years.

The next competition for the swimmers of BSSS will be at the Barbados National Championships in March.

“On behalf of BSSS and the SVG Swimming Federation, I would like to thank Gallagher Insurance Brokers for their continued support of swimming in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. I would also like to congratulate Blue Marlins Swimming Club and Bequia Rising Stars Swimming Club for their great efforts in the competition,”BSSS head coach, Kyle Dougan said at the end of the championships.