The final day of competition in the 20th Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships at the Aquatic Centre last night saw Barbados add another eight medals and one national age group record to complete their medal haul over the five-day competition.
When the synchronised swimming results were combined with the swimming results, Barbados ended up in 4th place overall with 708 points. First place went to Puerto Rico with 1,009 points, well ahead of second placed Aruba (867 points) and third placed Trinidad and Tobago (820 points).
Danielle Titus captured gold in the 200m individual medley in a time of 2:37:08. Silver went to Elisabeth Timmer in 2:38:60 and bronze to Jada Chai in 2:39:32. In the age 15-17 female 400m individual medley, Amara Gibbs took bronze in 5:22:05 with gold going to Aruba’s Daniella Van den Berg in 5:09:40 and silver to Danielle Boothe (5:15:87).
In the 18 and over age group, Matthew Courtis stopped the clock at 4:45:28 to earn silver in the 400IM with gold going to Bryson Mays of USVI.
Sariyah Sherry and Zabrina Holder were powerful in the 100m freestyle taking the silver (59:59) and bronze (59:73) medals respectively. Gold went to Rebecca Maduro of Aruba. Lani Cabrera in the 18 and over age group won the bronze in 1:00:77. Gold went to Ariel Weech of the Bahamas and silver to Bermuda’s Rebecca Heyliger.
The final individual medal went to Zabrina Holder in the 50m butterfly. Her time of 30:09 was good enough for silver with gold going to Kristin Julien of Trinidad and Tobago in a new meet record time of 28:92.
The only national age group record of the night was courtesy of the 15-17 female relay team of Sariyah Sherry, Alexis Clarke, Inayah Sherry and Zabrina Holder. Their time of 4:04:02 in the 400m freestyle relay was a new 15-17 age group record, the old record being 4:08:35 set earlier this year at CARIFTA.
Danielle Titus (11-12), Hannah Gill (13-14) and Matthew Courtis (18 and over) were all second placed overall in their age groups.