Harvey puts final touches to ‘amazing season’
Emma Harvey put the finishing touches to what has been an amazing season at last week's Canadian Age Group Championships in Quebec.
She claimed two of the three medals won by Bermuda swimmers and set three personal bests.
Harvey captured the bronze in the girls' 14 and under 100 metres butterfly in 1min 03.77sec and 50 backstroke in 31.11.
“It was a great experience,” she said. “A few great races and a couple of disappointing races but overall a fantastic week.
“It was my second time at this meet but first time medalling. I had personal bests in three events, two of which I won the bronze medals.
“The 100 fly was definitely the highlight as swimming a 1:03 was a big goal I set for myself at the beginning of the season. I am so happy to have achieved that.”
Harvey showed her enormous potential after earning multiple medals, including six in individual events, and establishing national records at this year's Carifta Championships in Barbados.
“It has been an amazing season for me, winning ten medals at Carifta and setting the national records in both the 50 and 100 fly and then finishing off last week with two medals at Canadian Age groups,” Harvey said.
She is already looking ahead to next season and is confident she can continue to go from strength to strength.
“I'm excited for next season as I feel confident I can continue to improve especially in the longer distance events,” she said.
Claiming Bermuda's remaining medal at last week's Canadian Age Group Championships was Jesse Washington.
Washington made history after becoming the first Bermuda swimmer to win a gold medal at the event.
He won the boys' 16 and under 200 freestyle in a time of 1:55.41 that was also a national record and personal best.
Washington also set a personal best in the 100 freestyle after touching the wall fourth in a time of 53.12.
Also competing at the championships were Brett Smith and Madelyn Moore.
Smith set a new personal best in the 100 backstroke, knocking more than a second off his time, to finish in 1:07.77.
Moore, meanwhile, competed in several events, including in the backstroke and butterfly.