Junior swimmer rewriting Saint Lucia history in Barbados

Junior swimmer rewriting Saint Lucia history in Barbados

(SNO) — Recognised earlier this year by the Saint Lucia Amateur Swimming Association (SLASA) as its top 8-and-under swimmer, Fayth Jeffrey has been on a record-breaking tear in 2018, now laying claim to half the individual age group records in her category.

The young lady is fresh off being the most outstanding swimmer in her division at the OECS Championships, and she backed that up with a fantastic outing at the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association (BASA) Short Course National Championships last week.

A student of Ursuline Convent-St Angela’s in Barbados, having previously been a student at Tapion Secondary and Laborie Girls Primary in Saint Lucia, the Southern Flying Fish swimmer now also competes under the banner of Pirates in Bimshire.

As she guns for the 2028 Olympics, the breaststroke specialist says there is nothing better than being in the water, lowering her times, improving her swimming, and representing her club and country.

SLASA recognises 18 short-course age group records in the 8-and-under group. Fayth, after the BASA meet, holds nine of them, to go with her long-course records for the 100m freestyle, 100m and 200m breaststroke, all of which she set in May.

Among her whopping eight records from the BASA meet were the 100m and 200m freestyle (1:21.20 and 3:03.03), 50m, 100m, and 200m breaststroke (42.86, 1:34.46, and 3:27.51), 50m butterfly (37.85), 100m and 200m individual medley (1:28.67 and 3:17.03).

The lithe speedster also owns the 100m butterfly age group record (1:45.97) which she set in April at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre Invitational. At least she left one of them in home waters!


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