Bahamas Takes Lead Into Final Day

The Bahamas is in the driver’s seat at the 35th CARIFTA Swimming Championship with a 145.50 points of ahead of second place Jamaica after an impressive say three of competition.

The Bahamas has 736 points while Jamaica has 590.50 points. The Cayman Islands is close behind with 585 points to sit in third place.

On the medal front, The Bahamas added five golds on Monday night to bring the gold tally up to nine. They have 17 silver and 24 bronze medal for a total of 50 medals.

The 15-17 girls individual medley (IM) saw The Bahamas going 1-2 with Keianna Moss winning the gold medal and Zaylie-Elizabeth Thompson securing the silver medal. Moss went on to clock a personal best 2:28.66. Thompson also dropped time to clock 2:28.78.

The Bahamas went 1-2 again but this time it was in the 13-14 boys 50m breast. Caden Wells finished ahead of Ayrton Moncur to secure the gold medal. Wells clocked 31.22 seconds while Moncur swam 31.94 seconds.

The 13-14 boys relay team stayed perfect. This time they won gold in the 4x200m free relay. The team that consisted of Caden Wells, Donald Saunders, Tristen Hepburn and Caleb Ferguson clocked 8:31.71 to win the gold medal.

The final day of competition gets underway at 9 a.m. with the preliminaries.