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Bermuda swimmers claim 24 medals in Florida

Bermuda’s swimmers cleaned up at last week’s Michael Lohberg Invitational (MLI) at the Coral Springs Aquatic Center in Florida.

Flexing their muscles in the pool, the Island’s representatives came away from the swim meet with a staggering 24 medals including 11 gold and set four age group records and numerous personal bests.

Leading the way were Emma Harvey and Keagan Woolley who bagged 11 medals between them and were the high points swimmers in their respective age groups.

Harvey won seven medals which included gold in the Girls Under-11 metres freestyle, 100 and 50 metres backstroke and 50 metres butterfly. She also won silver in the 200 metres individual medley and 100 metres butterfly and bronze in the 50 metres breaststroke.

For added measure Harvey set an age group record in the 100 metres butterfly and reached the qualifying standard for next month’s Canadian Age Group Championships in Montreal multiple times.

Woolley also achieved a full set which included gold in the Under-10 Boys 50 metres and 100 metres freestyle, silver in 100 metres backstroke and bronze in the 100 metres freestyle.

Also claiming four medals were Jack Harvey, brother of fellow medallist Emma, and Madelyn Moore.

Harvey peaked by winning the gold in the Under 10 Boys 100 metres backstroke and also won silver in the 50 metres freestyle and a pair of bronze in the 200 metres individual medley and 50 metres backstroke.

Moore won gold in the Girls 13-14 50 and 100 metres freestyle and 50 metres backstroke and silver in the 100 metres backstroke. She also set an age group record in the 50 backstroke.

Others claiming gold were Ashley Irby and Shannon Botelho.

Irby won gold in the Girls 11-12 50 metres freestyle while Botelho won gold in the Boys 13-14 50 metres backstroke.

Aaron Rego and Tyler Smith took the bronze in the Boys 13-14 50 metres butterfly and Boys 15-17 200 metres backstroke. Smith also claimed silver in the 50 metres backstroke.

Bermuda’s swimmers capped a successful swim meet by achieving two new records in the 4x50 medley relay in the Boys 13-14 and Girls 11-12 age groups.

Emma Harvey (left), Tyler Smith and Ashley Irby made their presence felt at last week's Michael Lohberg Invitational swim meet in Florida

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Published June 24, 2013 at 7:31 pm (Updated June 24, 2013 at 7:31 pm)

Bermuda swimmers claim 24 medals in Florida

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