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Front row: Caghry Williams, left, and Belle Adams. Back row: Hazen Da Briel, left, and Tayeah St. Hilaire.
Front row: Caghry Williams, left, and Belle Adams. Back row: Hazen Da Briel, left, and Tayeah St. Hilaire.
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Four Blue Marlins CARIFTA Aquatics hopefuls participated in the BASA Long Course National Championships in Barbados from Feb. 27 to March 4.

The swimmers were hoping to make qualifying times for events in a 50m pool for the CARIFTA Aquatics Championships in the Bahamas on the Easter weekend.

“The swimmers gave a good account of themselves placing in the top five for the majority of the races and making a number of personal best times,” a press release said, adding that they amassed 16 medals.

Caghry Williams, 11-12 male age group swimmer, took home 7 medals. He copped silver in the 100 m freestyle, the 50, 100 and 200m breaststroke and bronze in 50 m butterfly, 200m freestyle and 200 m IM.

Male 13-14 age group swimmer, Hazen Da Briel finished with 6 medals. He got gold in the 100 and 200 m breaststroke events and silver in 100 and 200 m butterfly as well as the 200 and 400 m IM events.

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Tayeah St. Hilaire, a 13-14 female age group swimmer, got a silver in 100 m butterfly and bronze in 200 m butterfly.

Belle Adams, swimming in the 11-12 female age group, took home a bronze medal in the 100 m butterfly.

Coach Tamarah St. Hilaire said she was quite pleased with their performances, especially since the young swimmers had recently completed the Gallagher Invitational Championships at home and without a break jumped right into another competition and were able to produce personal best times.