The Barbados Long Course Swimming Championships took place Feb. 28 to March 5 and Zariel Nelson as well as brothers Bryson Brandon George represented Black Sands Swim Squad.
Brandon George, 15, broke two SVG National records.
In the 100m backstroke he smashed Nikolas Sylvester’s time of 1:06.57, setting a new time of 1:03.81. He then went on to break Cruz Halbich’s national record of 2:34.84 in the 200m backstroke with a time of 2:23.00.
He returns to St. Vincent with two gold, two silver and two bronze medals.
George’s brother, Bryson George, who swam in the boys 18 years and over age group also had medal success winning a total of five gold and one silver medal.
Zariel Nelson swam in the girls 13–14 years old group and achieved one silver and one bronze medal. Nelson swam a personal best time of 27.72 in the 50m freestyle, earning her a place on the National team to represent St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the 2023 CARIFTA Games to be held in Curacao, April 6-12.