A new national swimming record for 10-year-old Sierrah Broadbelt highlighted a slew of personal bests for amateur swimmers representing the Cayman Islands at the North Carolina Aquatic Club (NCAC) Tar Heel States long course meet held 26-28 July at the Koury Natatorium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The Seven Mile Swimmer standout won the Girls 10 & Under 50-metre butterfly in a time of 35.01, bettering the Cayman Islands national Girls 9-10 long course record of 35.15 set by Jillian Crooks in 2017. Broadbelt was also third in 100 backstroke (1:24.46), fourth in the 50 breaststroke (49.05), and fourth in the 100 fly (1:26.53) setting seven personal bests overall.
SMS also had a strong meet from 13-year-old Harper Barrowman. The CCCAN medalist won both the Girls 13-14 200 free (2:13.79), and 100 free (1:01.97), as well as, placing second in the 400-metre individual medley (5:38.79) clocking five personal bests.
Also reaching the podium were SMS’s Kaitlyn Sullivan who won the Girls 13-14 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:57.54, and James Allison who placed third overall in the Boys 13-14 50 freestyle clocking 27.49.
Overall, Seven Mile Swimmers set 33 personal bests in 40 events total.
Eleven swimmers represented Stingray Swim Club including Special Olympics athletes. The team was led by 13-year-old Allyson Belfonte who won the 200-metre butterfly (2:30.11), placed third in the 100 fly (1:09.35), as well as fifth in the 400 IM (5:44.86) and seventh in the 200 individual medley (2:41.64).
Overall, SKY clocked 60 best times.
View all the results here.
(Pictured: James Allison, Harper Barrowman, Sierrah Broadbelt, Leila Kirkconnell, Nadia Simmonds, Kaitlyn Sullivan, Kassandra Adapa, Allyson Belfonte, Jack Clark-Terrell, Sam Dakers, Matthew Javier, Rasheed Lawrence, Andrew Muyanga, Dayana Powery, Chase Watson, Riley Watson, Mikayla Young)