A long standing championship record set by Michelle Bingham back in 1994 was broken by Island Games swimmer Courtney Butcher in the 100m butterfly event of the Beau Sejour Barracudas Specsavers Series. Despite heavy training in preparation for the Games, Courtney produced a great new mark of 1.06.90. A further record came from Island Games captain Thomas Hollingsworth as he improved on his own record touching in 55.71
Henry Cliff won the boys 14/15 age group in a new lifetime best of 1.10.34, with Orla Rabey technically strong and determined posted 1.13.09 for the girls
The 12/13 boys title went to Tom Stapley . The equivalent girl’s title went to Sophie Wilcox who produced a great swim of 1.17.62.
Tim Lowe, Richard Nash and Bridget Spinney were the victors for the Masters
Will Russell and Annalise Munro recorded the fastest times of the day in the 100m breaststroke event of the Beau Sejour Barracudas’ Specsavers Series.
Competing in the 14/15 age group Will Russell stormed home I in a confident swim of 1.15.45, with Annalise touching in 1.18.13.
In the youngest age group 9 year olds Gabrielle Wilcox and Oliver Graham took the honours finishing in 1.56.00 and 2.06.64.
In the 10 year age group it was a really close match between Oriana Wheeler and Zoe Carre, with Oriana just getting the place in 1.43.24, ahead of Zoe on 1.43.37. The boy’s title went to Xander Graham who also improved on his personal best by over 6 seconds coming in on 1.42.22. There were some huge personal best times in this age group with second placed Rory McKenna also improving by over 6 seconds.
Pip Gallagher was also on form in the 11 year age group winning the age group in 1.39.89. John Welbourne won the boys gold in an excellent personal best of 1.37.88.
Enya Rabey and Sophia Guille were hard to separate in the 14/15 age group, with Enya getting the touch in 1.28.60.
Sophie Wilcox and Max Gill were the victors in the 12/13 age group recording 1.33.20 and 1.34.68 respectively.
Adam Ashcroft won the 16 and over age group in 1.17.03, while the Masters section saw Marcus O’Neill, Tim Lowe, Bridget Spinney and Nick Moss take the honours in their respective age groups.