Seven Black Sands Swimmers set new National records in local Championships
THE Black Sands Swim Squad (BSSS) along with coach Kyle Dougan
September 6, 2022
Seven Black Sands Swimmers set new National records in local Championships

Black Sands Swim Squad (BSSS) swimmers set several new records at the August 18-21 Gallagher National Swimming Championships where they won a total of 180 medals.

The tally comprised 58 gold, 59 silver and 63 bronze and ensured they lift the trophy for being the top competing club.

A release from the club said their swimmers were challenged very strongly by Blue Marlins, but the BSSS athletes held the fort to help their club score a total of 1598 points to Blue Marlins’ final score of 1289 points, the closest final result to date.

The BSSS swimmers who broke national records were:

Kennice Greene in the 50m freestyle with a new time of 27.13; in the 100m freestyle she set a new record of 1.06.86 and in the 100m IM a new time of 1.11.07 was attained.

Kevern DaSilva set a new time in the 50m backstroke of 31.81; and a new record in the 200m backstroke of 2.39.28.

Mya DeFreitas set a new time of 2.13.98 in the 200m freestyle while Abigail Deshong set a new time of 1.09.13 in the 100m butterfly.
Brandon George in the 100m backstroke set a new time of 1.01.57 and a new record of 2.22.61 in the 200m backstroke; while
Kenale Alleyne in the 100m freestyle set a new national record of 53.01, and a new time of 2:00.09 in the freestyle.

And Shane Cadogan in the 50m backstroke set a new national time of 27.89 and a new record of 25.81 in the 50m butterfly.

St Vincent’s para-swimmer, Kentreal Kydd set personal best times in his events which will be recorded as National records once the newly formed para-swimmer record category is established.

Winners for the sprint challenge in the 13 years and over were Kennice Greene and Kenale Alleyne; and taking home the trophies for overall champions were Kennice Greene (girls 13 to 14 years); Brandon George (boys 13 to 14 years); and Mya DeFreitas (girls 15 years and over).

BSSS head coach Kyle Dougan congratulated all the competing swimmers noting that, “ SVG has some very good swimming talent starting to emerge and it’s great to see National records continually being broken”.