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Taylor White: Led the girls 15 and over age group at the BASA Winter Age Groups meet at the weekend (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Taylor White of Sharks dominated the girls 15 and over age group last weekend at the Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association Winter Age Group swim meet at the BASA pool, while Brandon Adkins of Harbour Club was similarly impressive in the boys 15 and over category.

White recorded six firsts and a second-place finish during the three-day meet, the only blemish coming in the 100 metres freestyle where she placed behind 15-year-old Bella Howes, who touched the wall in 59.21. White finished in 1:01.58 in the event.

Brandon Adkins: Won the buys 15 and over age group at the BASA Winter Age Groups at the weekend (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

White, 17, picked up victories in the 200, 400 and 800 metres freestyle, 100 and 200 metres backstroke and 100 metres butterfly for 3,863 points.

Taylor Horan (17) of Sharks, who had a win, five seconds and a third-place finish, was second overall with 3,566 points, just 57 ahead of Howes, also of Sharks, on 3,509 points after three wins, a second and three third place swims.

Adkins, 15, might have had a clean sweep of his seven events but veteran freestyler Jesse Washington, 22, claimed wins in the 100 and 200 metre freestyle events to deny him.

Washington, 22, won the 100 free in 52.08, two seconds ahead of Adkins (54.14) and the 200 free in 1:56.08 in a close finish with Adkins, who clocked a time of 1:56.64.

Adkins was outstanding at the meet, comfortably winning the 400 free by 58 seconds over Joseph Vallis with his time of 4:12 66. He also won the 100 and 200 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 100 individual medley.

Adkins, a 15-year-old Harbour Club swimmer, finished with 3,731 points, well ahead of Vallis on 2,077 points in second place.

In the 13-14 age group, Thomas Cechini of Harbour Club was the top swimmer with 2,497 points after six wins in six events (100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 100 IM, 200 free, 200 IM and 800 free).

Meanwhile, Nathan Burrill of Harbour Club was in second place with 2,414 points from seven events. He won the 400 freestyle and 100 backstroke and was second in the 100 free, 100 breast and 100 and 200 individual medley, as well as third in the 200 freestyle.

In the 13-14 girls, Marleigh Howes of Sharks topped the points with 3,521, with Imojen Judd second on 3,489. Howes had four firsts (100, 200, 400 and 800 free) and three seconds (100 back, 200 back and 100 IM).

Harbour pair Connor Hupman and Arabella Newport Derbyshire won the 11-12 boys and girls age groups, while Rory Shephard and Isla Cooze of Harbour won the 10 and under boys and girls age groups.

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Published December 09, 2021 at 7:53 am (Updated December 09, 2021 at 7:53 am)

Taylor White and Brandon Adkins among top competitors at BASA swim meet

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