WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27: Bermuda picked up four silver medals and a bronze on the fourth day of the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships in Aruba on Tuesday.
Bermuda’s medal haul is now at 28.
National team swim coach Ben Smith was ecstatic with the results.
Smith said: “This takes us to 28 medals to this point in the meet and we were fifth in the medal count at the start of the evening’s finals.
“Bermuda has a small team and is challenging much bigger countries with much bigger teams. This group of swimmers is exceptional and is making Bermuda proud each day.
Stephanie Myles lowered her personal best in the 400 free by seven seconds as she swam her way to a silver medal in 4:37.56.
Nic Patterson was sixth in the 400 free and Philip Hagen finished in eighth. Smith said: “Jesse Washington was in the battle for the night in his 400 as he went 4:28.80 giving him the silver at the final touch. The old 13-14 record was 4:42 but he has erased it after only being in the age group for six weeks”.
Lisa Blackburn continued her medal haul in the 50 breast with a very good time to take the silver.
Julian followed her with his own strong 50 coming in with the bronze medal.
Shannon Hassell finished the night with her own silver medal in the 200 back.
Smith said: “Every stroke against her competitor was close but it came down to the touch.”