Eight records tumble at Mayberry Swimming Champs
CAMERON Brown and Zaneta Alvaranga led the record breakers as eight marks were erased at
the Mayberry Swimming Championships for primary and preparatory schools at the National Aquatic Centre yesterday.
Cameron's first record came in event number 18 when the Creative Kids Learning Academy (CKLA) won the Boys' 11-12 50'-metre butterfly in a time of 33.83 seconds, bettering the old time of 33.92 seconds. Darren Gordon (41.39s) and Danie McKenzie (42.33s) were second and third, respectively.
The 11-year-old Cameron then returned in the evening session to pull down the 12-year record of 39.45 seconds set by Matthew Hilton in 2002, when he stopped the clock at 38.26 seconds to win the 11-12 50-metre backstroke.
Zaneta of St Hugh's Preparatory then placed her name in the record books when she won the Girls 7-8 50-metre butterfly in a time of 38.12 seconds to beat the old mark of 40.29 seconds. Safiya Officer (48.30s) was second and Gabriell Jones (49.46s) third.
Zaneta returned later to erase Raynae Hall's 10-year mark of 35.71 seconds, when she stopped the clock at 33.37 seconds in the 50-metre freestyle.
Kyle Sinclair of Ardenne Preparatory made a bright start to the championship when he won event number two, which was the Boys 10-12 200-metre individual medley in a record time of 2:54.65 minutes, lowering the old mark of 2:55.92 minutes. Cameron Brown (2:56.56) was second with Rajiv Redhi (3:02.86) finishing third.
The second record to go was in event number four the Boys 6 & under 50-metre backstroke when Elijah Harvey of Emmanuel Christian Academy stopped the clock at 51.16 seconds to beat the old time of 53.69 seconds. Joshu Scarlett (58.86s) finished second with Kajaun Haughton (1:00.33) back in third.
Haughton of Wolmer's Preparatory then stamped his class in the Boys 6 & under 50-metre freestyle event when he erased the old mark of 41.63 seconds after stopping the clock at 41.61 seconds, to get the better of Harvey (45.44s) and Joshu Scarlett (48.13s).
Jaden Morales, Brianna Anderson, Emily MacDonald, and Sasha Graham formed the Stella Maris Prep School A team that won the Girls 9-10 200-metre freestyle relay in a record time of 2:20.59 minutes, pulling down the old time of 2:23.69 minutes. Immaculate Conception Preparatory (2:30.29) was second with Sts Peter and Paul Prep (2:39.37) back in third.