Black Sands Swim Squad holds time trials event

Black Sands Swim Squad (BSSS) swimmers have spent the last 6 weeks resetting some of St. Vincent’s national swimming records.

With the support of the SVG Swimming Federation, BSSS hosted a time trials event for 6 consecutive weekends from 9th May – 13th June. Complying with the recommended social distancing and event holding guidelines in relation to Covid-19, 34 swimmers participated in the time trials which resulted in a total of 14 national records being broken.

Jamie Joachim, the youngest of the Joachim swimming family broke a total of 5 national records in the girls 11-12 age group and St. Vincent’s OECS record holder, Kevern DaSilva achieved 1 record in the same age group. Mya DeFreitas, St. Vincent’s selected female Olympian for 2020 produced a total of 4 record breaking swims in the girls 13-14 age group along with Abigail Deshong who smashed 2 records.

Back from his first year at Stanford University, Shane Cadogan managed to break 2 national records in the men’s open age group.

    New record Previous record
Gender Age group Event (meters) Time Name Time Name
Female 11-12 100 Freestyle 1:02.16 Jamie Joachim 1:03.23 Jamie Joachim
Female 11-12 100 Backstroke 1:11.26 Jamie Joachim 1:13.47 Kevern Dasilva
Female 11-12 100 Butterfly 1:09.77 Jamie Joachim 1:10.37 Abigail Deshong
Female 11-12 100 Individual medley 1:11.31 Jamie Joachim 1:18.22 Mya Defreitas
Female 11-12 200 Individual medley 2:36.51 Jamie Joachim 2:42.08 Mya Defreitas
Female 11-12 50 Backstroke 32.22 Kevern Dasilva 33.08 Kevern Dasilva
Female 13-14 100 Freestyle 1:01.46 Mya Defreitas 1:01.62 Mya Defreitas
Female 13-14 400 Freestyle 4:35.48 Mya Defreitas 4:37.51 Mya Defreitas
Female 13-14 100 Butterfly 1:07.65 Mya Defreitas 1:07.88 Mya Defreitas
Female 13-14 100 Individual medley 1:11.07 Mya Defreitas 1:11.66 Shne Joachim
Female 13-14 50 Backstroke 32.95 Abigail Deshong 33.15 Shne Joachim
Female 13-14 50 Butterfly 29.63 Abigail Deshong 29.65 Shne Joachim
Male Open 50 Freestyle 23.74 Shane Cadogan 24.24 Aaron Defreitas
Male Open 100 Individual medley 1:00.44 Shane Cadogan 1:01.65 Alex Joachim

BSSS Head Coach Kyle Dougan was very satisfied with the results from ALL 34 swimmers that took part in the time trials. He said that the record-breaking swims produced some fantastic times which position some of our age group swimmers within the top 10 swimmers in places like the United Kingdom. He went on to thank all of the parent volunteers and the SVG Swimming Federation for their help in running the event.

SVG Swimming will be looking forward to its next competition, the SVG FLOW National Invitational Swimming Championships to be held from 10th – 16th August 2020.

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