Moore proves point with medal-laden display

  • Madelyn Moore won five medals in the UK

    Madelyn Moore won five medals in the UK

Madelyn Moore was in scintillating form at the South West England Regional Championship in Plymouth, England, at the weekend.

The Bermuda swimmer earned five medals, three individual and two relay, with her Plymouth College team-mates, as well as setting national and age group records.

Moore topped it off by achieving the qualifying standard for the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, in July and August.

The teenager won gold in the women’s 17 and over 50 metres freestyle with her time of 25.95sec in the qualifying heat eclipsing her own national record and personal best, which previously stood at 26.10.

The time she achieved in the 50 freestyle preliminary heat met the qualifying standard for the CAC Games and was also the fastest achieved by a Bermuda swimmer at the event.

She also won gold in the 50 butterfly, setting a Bermuda 17-18 age group record with a time of 28.04 in the final.

Moore’s time of 30.26 en route to capturing silver in the 50 backstroke was also a Bermuda age group record, as was her time of 1:05.24 in the qualifying heat of the 100 butterfly.

She also earned gold in the 4x100 freestyle relay and silver in the 4x100 medley relay.

Moore took exceptional delight in her record time in the 50 freestyle, which would have met the qualifying standard for last month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, where she had hoped to compete for Bermuda.

She came within four-hundredths of a second of the Games mark in the 50 freestyle at last November’s English Schools Swimming Association National Relay Championships at the London Aquatics Centre but was unable to make further inroads in her bid after recovering from an illness.

“I knew I was capable of getting the time but periodic ill-health since November was making it harder to be consistent in my training,” said Moore, who has also already met the qualifying standard for Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.

“I was so disappointed to miss the qualifying time for Commonwealth Games but now I have proved to myself that I can do it.

“I felt an overwhelming sense of happiness and relief.

“I broke the 27-second barrier when I was 13 and five years of hard work, lots of disappointments but continued perseverance has brought me to this next level. When I looked up and saw the time I was ecstatic.

“I made the qualifying standard for CAC Games, which is amazing, and met the A standard for the Youth Olympics.

“However, I cannot rest on my laurels as I hope to be fast enough to bring medals back to Bermuda in up-and-coming competitions.”

Bermuda’s Emma Harvey also competed at South West England Regional Championships for Millfield School in Somerset.

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Published May 8, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated May 7, 2018 at 11:17 pm)

Moore proves point with medal-laden display

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