Blue Marlins swimmer sets two new Titans Swim Meet records
The Blue Marlins Swim Club was represented by six of its swimmers â Seth Byron, Kennice Greene, Zariel Nelson, Jemani Robinson, Rhema Robinson and Tyler Robinson at the Titans Aquatic international Swim Meet in Barbados.
Zariel Nelson gave a sterling performance and copped two gold and two silver medals from her five event entries. Zariel also broke three national records, which she previously set earlier this year in Barbados at the 26th Annual Aquatic Centre International, in the 50m and 100m freestyle and the 50m breaststroke. Eight-year-old Zariel has now set two new Titans Swim Meet records, in the 50m freestyle and 50m breastroke, previously set by Aza Dunwoody of the Alpha Sharks Swim Club of Barbados, in 2013. Zariel placed 2nd overall in the 8 and Under Girls category of the meet.
Kennice Greene managed a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke event to round off the 5 medals brought home by the Club. Seth Byron also did commendably well by breaking national records in the 50m and 100m freestyle and the 50 backstroke. Six-year-old Tyler Robinson also broke the national record in the 50m freestyle.
Some 15 clubs from around the region and the USA participated in the meet which also served as a qualifier event for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires and Carifta Games in Jamaica, both set for 2018. The Blue Marlins Swim Club now have their eyes set on the OECS Championships in St Lucia from November 10 â 13, 2017 at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre, with five members of the club having been selected to the national team representing SVG.