Antigua gains two new national records in swimming

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By Carlena Knight

Two new national records were made at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships last month in Budapest, Hungary.

The 2018 Junior Sportsman of the year nominee, Jadon Wuiliez, and female swimmer, Chelsie Winter were the swimmers who attained the new feat.

Wuiliez competed in the Mens 200m Individual Medley shaving four seconds off the National Age Group record with a time 2:15.88.

The initial record was set by Wuiliez earlier this year.

Winter competing in the Womens 100m Backstroke, however, made a new national record with a time of 1:12.80.

Despite not setting or breaking records, the remaining teammates Angelique Gittens, Arianna John and Diallo Marshall all gained new personal best times in their respective races.

Head Coach Terrell Bruno pointed out that there was “continued improvement by all the swimmers in their individual events. The swimmers worked hard, maintained their focus and delivered great results. I was happy to see the steady improvement daily as the Championships progress.”

Cleopatra Gittens rounded off the technical team as Chaperone.

The Championships ran from August 20th – 28th.

The Antigua and Barbuda Swimming Federation (ABSF) will now turn their attention to the Club Invitational from October 18th – 20th.

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