Michael Lohberg Invitational (MLI) at the Coral Springs Aquatic Center.
The Bermuda team had an excellent day of swimming at the MLI as 9 swimmers advanced from their morning swims into 20 finals this afternoon.
200 individual medley
Keagan Woolley was the other Bermuda finalist in this age group and he finished in 7th in a time of 3:12.86.
Next, it was the turn of Shannon Botelho who was just pushed out of a bronze medal to finish fourth in the 13 and 14 boys age group with a time of 2:38.12.
Keagan Woolley and Jack Harvey had a one-two finish for Bermuda with times of 33.20 and 33.48 respectively. In the girls 13 and 14 age group, Madelyn Moore put a stamp on her signature event with a convincing win to take the gold medal in a time of 27.91. Shannon Botelho narrowly missed out on the bronze medal again, settling for fourth place with a time of 27.50
Aaron Rego stepped up in this event with a fine effort to take the bronze medal in a time of 30.05, while Shannon Botelho finished the evening with yet another fourth place.
In another one-two finish for Bermuda, Jack Harvey and Keagan Woolley took the gold and silver with times of 1:24.64 and 1:25.35. Madelyn Moore had a great swim for the silver medal and the age group record with a time of 1:10.14.
This was an excellent effort by all members of the Bermuda team who were in excellent spirits and enthusiastic for Saturday’s events, starting with the 200 freestyle, then the 50 backstroke and the 100 butterfly and concluding with the 400 freestyle.Saturday’s results from the Michael Lohberg Invitational Swim Meet, Coral Springs, Florida.
The highlights of Saturday’s swimming were two more age group records set by Emma Harvey and Madelyn Moore, continuing their record breaking trend from the previous evening.
Maddie Moore also won gold in the 50 backstroke with a great swim of 32.38, setting a new 13 and 14 girls age group record.
The 50 backstroke proved to be a strong event for Bermuda this evening as Shannon Botelho and Tyler Smith finished 2-3 in the boys 13 and 14 age group, with times of 32.04 and 32.75 respectively. Jack Harvey and Keagan Woolley placed 3rd and 5th respectively in the boys 9 and 10 age group, whilst Ashley Irby and Brett Smith had 4th place finishes in the 11 and 12 age group.
Keagan Woolley took the bronze medal in the 200 freestyle after a fine swim of 2:39.73.
In the 100 breaststroke, Jack Harvey finished 4th and Keagan was 6th. Rounding out the Bermuda finalists was Brynn Telenko in the 100 butterfly where she managed a 6th place finish, along with Emma Harvey and Madelyn Moore with 7th and 8th places respectively in the 200 freestyle, and Tyler Smith with an 8th place finish in the 400 freestyle.
The Michael Lohberg Invitational swim meet wrapped up on Sunday with more excellent swims by the Bermuda team, culminating with Keagan Woolley (boys 10 and under)and Emma Harvey (girls 11 and 12) winning their age group high points awards.
Woolley added another gold medal to his collection in winning the 100 freestyle with a superb effort of 1:12.34. Ashley Irby was another gold medalist in the 100 freestyle, posting a time of 1:04.33 in the girls 11 and 12 age group; while Maddie Moore added yet another gold medal to the Bermuda team haul in the 100 freestyle with a time of
1:01.11 in the girls 13 and 14 age group.
The meet concluded with the 4 x 50 medley relays and two more Bermuda age group records were broken. The quartet of Alyssa Paynter, Emma Harvey, Ashley Irby and Isabelle Dutranoit took 14 seconds off of the previous record set three years ago at this same meet, in a time of 2:20.94. In the boys 13 and 14 boys age group, the team of Tyler Smith, Brittan Moseley, Aaron Rego and Shannon Botelho broke the former record by 8 seconds, as they established a new one of 2:09.70.