Goodwill Swim meet officially gets underway

TEAM BAHAMAS GETS SET — Members of Team Bahamas take to the pool during a practice session, ahead of the start of the 2018 Goodwill Swim Meet currently underway in Barbados. The event began Friday, August 17 and will conclude this Sunday, August 19.

The 2018 Goodwill Swim Meet is officially underway and Day One was a busy day for Team Bahamas.

The meet, which began yesterday, August 17, in Barbados saw the country’s top junior swimmers aiming to make their marks in the preliminary portion of the meet. The results were not known up to press time.

The Girls Under Eight 100 meters Freestyle was the first competition and featured Team Bahamas member Trinity Pratt swimming in Heat One of three. Grand Bahamian Lelah Lewis and her teammate Trinity George later competed in the third and final heat.

In the Boys Under Eight 100m Freestyle, Grand Bahamian Kaylan Williams swam in Heat One of three, while Maxwell Daniels took part in the final heat of that competition.

Team Bahamas member Tia Adderley was also in the pool, this time in the Girls 9-10 100m freestyle. She competed in Heat Two of three of that contest, with Grand Bahama’s Zoe Williamson featured in Heat Three. Teammate Taliyah Bowe also represented Team Bahamas in that heat.

In Boys 9-10 edition of the 100m Freestyle, Tre Moncur III looked to earn a spot in the finals and competed in heat two of three. Grand Bahama’s Ayden Bain also took to the pool and swam in that same heat. Ellie Gibson would represent Team Bahamas in Heat Three.

Glann Sands took part in heat one of three in the Girls 11-12 100m Freestyle, while Sienna Mackey-Culmer each took part in Heat Two of three of that event.

The Boys 11-12 100m Freestyle featured Rondon Williams in Heat Two of that competition. Msanna Roland and Grand Bahama’s Joshua Newry each competed in Heat Three of those preliminaries.

The Girls 13-14 edition of the 100m Freestyle featured Team Bahamas members Liya Moncur and Teja Munnings. Rachel Lundy was third competitor as she swam in Heat Three.

Jayden Curtis was first up for the country in the Boys 13-14 100m Freestyle, as he competed in Heat One of three. The Grand Bahamian duo of Remez Lockart and Jaylon Lord looked to turn in their best times at Heat Two of the competition.

The Girls 15-17 100m Freestyle featured representation from Kaliyah Albury in Heat One of two, while Jazmine Trotman took part in the second and final heat.

Ethan Moxey, T’Lez Foulkes and Andre Welcott were the Bahamian presence in the Boys 15-17 100m Freestyle. Moxey took part in Heat Two of three, while Foulkes and Walcott competed in Heat Three of the preliminaries.

George later took part in the Girls 50m Breaststroke after she was done with the 100m freestyle. Lewis and Chelsea Smith were each placed in Heat Three of that competition.

Williams, Demari Butler and Grand Bahama’s Noah Knowles looked to turn in top performances in the Boys 50m Breaststroke. Williams and Butler were seeded in heat one of two, while Knowles competed solely in Heat Two of the sprint.

Williamson and Bowe were back in the pool for the Girls 9-10 50m Breaststroke. They competed in Heat Two of three, while Adderley took part in Heat Three.

For the boys, Gibson, Bain and Duncombe were featured in the 9-10 50m Breaststroke. Gibson got the things started in Heat One of three, while Bain and Duncombe each competed in Heat Three.

Sands and Culmer-Mackey took part in Heat One of two in the Girls 50m Breaststroke, while Jada Jimenez was placed in Heat Three of the competition.

Williams and Boson were in Heat Two duty of the Boys 50m Breaststroke, while Newry looked to make something happen in Heat Three of that race.

The Girls 13-14 50m Breaststroke featured Kyla Bethel in Heat Two, while Liya Moncur and Rachel Lundy competed in Heat Three. Lord and Jayden Curtis represented in Heat One and two respectively, in the Boys 13-14 50m Breaststroke.

Albury was the sole Team Bahamas member in the Girls 15-17 50m Breaststroke.

Foulkes, Walcott and Rircardo Jelly each competed in the Boys 50m Breaststroke. Jelly competed in Heat One, while Foulkes and Walcott each competed in Heat Three.

Next for Team Bahamas was the 100m Backstroke. Adderley, Bowe and Anjaleah Knowles competed in Heats One, Two and Three, respectively, in the Girls 9-10 preliminaries. For the boys, Duncombe, Moncur III and Gibson also competed in Heats One, Two and Three, respectively.

Culmer-Mackey and Sands each competed in Heat One of the 11-12 Girls 100m Backstroke, while Jimenez took park in Heat Two of the competition. For the boys, Williams and Newry competed in Heat Three of those preliminaries.

Bethel and Moncur competed in Heats Two and Three, respectively of the 13-14 Girls 100m Backstroke. Curtis and Lockhart did the same in the Boys 13-14 preliminaries.

Trotman was one sole lady competitor in the Girls 15-17 100m Backstroke. She took part in Heat Two. Jolly and Moxey each competed in the Boys 15-17 edition of the 100m Backstroke.

Day One wrapped up with the finals of the sprint relays, Under Eight 4x50m and 4x100m.

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