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Logan Jones makes a splash with medal haul in Vermont

Medal delight: Logan Jones, who won four golds, a silver and bronze competing in Vermont (Phototgraph by Lisa Lacasse)

Logan Jones enjoyed a successful period swimming competitively in the United States, returning to Bermuda with a medal haul.

While many schoolchildren his age opted to relax throughout their summer holidays, 11-year-old Jones took the opportunity to continue his progression in the pool, spending seven weeks training and competing in Vermont as part of the Quechee Otters Club.

While away, Jones, who is part of the Sharks programme run by Bermuda swim coach Ben Smith, underwent a dedicated training schedule five to six days a week under the guidance of senior squad coach Madeline Hiller.

His endeavours were rewarded as Jones, competing in the 12-and-under age category, impressed in the Southern Vermont Championships, going on to clinch four gold medals and a further silver.

Building on that momentum, he then went on to add to his medal tally at the highly competitive Vermont State Championships, coming away with an impressive bronze medal in the 100 metres backstroke, as well as narrowly missing out three further bronzes, finishing fourth in the 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly.

Encouragingly for Jones, he is able to compete in the same age division, with the intention of returning to the competition next year, where he will no doubt have aspirations on further medal success. He will also be eligible to to try and qualify for a first Carifta Swimming Championships in April.

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Published August 24, 2021 at 7:58 am (Updated August 24, 2021 at 7:49 am)

Logan Jones makes a splash with medal haul in Vermont

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