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Sobers tops at swim meet


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ALEX?SOBERS?AND McKAYLA TREASURE emerged as the most outstanding swimmers when the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association’s Short?Course Nationals concluded over the weekend.
The five-day event, which featured several of the island’s top junior swimmers, saw 18 new records being set.
Competing in the 13-14 Boys’ division, Sobers, who represented Alpha?Sharks Swim Club, had an outstanding performance on his way to finishing on 136 points to be the event’s most outstanding swimmer.
The 14-year-old copped gold in the 100-metre freestyle, 200-metre freestyle, 400-metre freestyle, 50-metre butterfly, 200-metre breaststroke, 200-metre individual medley (IM) and 200-metre backstroke, second in the 50-metre, 100-metre breaststroke and 100-metre backstroke and fourth in the 50-metre breaststroke.
Treasure was just as dominant competing in the 11-12 Girls’, on her way to compiling 118 points.
The Pirates Swim Club representative won the 200-metre IM, 400-metre IM, 100-metre freestyle, 200-metre freestyle, 400-metre freestyle, 100-metre backstroke and the 50-metre backstroke.
She placed fourth in the 100-metre butterfly, fifth in the 50-metre butterfly and sixth in the 50-metre breaststroke.
Her teammate Luis Sebastian Weekes also put in a very commendable effort, topping the 11-12 Boys’ division with 131 points, while Danielle Titus of Alpha Sharks ended with 106 points to emerge tops among the 9-10 Girls. (RB)

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