National Swimming Championships Concluded – Bernews

The Bermuda National Swimming Championships concluded last night at the National Sports Center.

A spokesperson said, “The event brought several new Bermuda National Open Records, a myriad of personal bests and additional qualifiers for International meets.

“Things got off to a fast start on Friday night with Emma Harvey breaking two Bermuda Open Records in the 50 Butterfly and 50 Backstroke. Harvey first swam to a 28.91 in the 50 Backstroke, breaking her own record, set at the TYR Pro Series in Woodmont in April. She then went on to swim a 27.09 in the 50 Butterfly, breaking Maddy Moore’s record of 27.12 set at CCCAN in 2021. Brother Jack Harvey went on to break the 200 Backstroke record the following morning in a time of 2:04.01, breaking his own record set in April at the TYR Pro Series Meet in Woodmont. Elijah Daley, back in Bermuda from Canada, swam to a 2.08.66 in the 200 Butterfly, easily taking down the Bermuda Open record of 2:12.18 set by Tyler Mazurek in 2016.

“Emma Harvey continued to shine on the final day of the Championships breaking her own Bermuda Open Record in the 100 Butterfly in a time of 1:01.55 in the morning. She went on to lower that time to 1:00.70 at finals that evening.

“Impressive results continued through the weekend with Elanna Fulton reaching a qualifying standard for Youth Commonwealth Games. Thomas Cechini, who was competing in the US over the weekend, also met the qualifying standard for Youth Commonwealth Games, where he broke the Bermuda Boys 15 – 16 Age Group Record in the 800 Free in a time of 8:55.41, surpassing Elijah Daley’s time of 9:03.16 set in 2022. The seven member Youth Commonwealth team will be announced by the BOA next week.

“Scarlett Spurling and Joey Cechini were crowned Junior National Champions and Marleigh Howes and Elijah Daley were crowned Senior National Champions.

“Gabby and Joey Cechini were each awarded Junior High Point winners for Individual swims and Emma and Jack Harvey were awarded Senior High Point winners for individual swims.”

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