St Lucia’s Jordan Augier made his last swim at the SSC championships count as his Tampa Spartans won the 400 freestyle relay for the second time in the last 4 years on Sunday Feb 21. The team of Martin Hammer 44.77, Augier 43.85, Khalid Aldaboos 44.24 and Jeremy Parker 43.98 won Gold in 2:56.84. That brought his medal count for the conference Championships to four. This as he had won titles in the 200 yard medley and freestyle relays as well as the Silver medal in the 400 yard medley relay. In individual action Jordan was a Championship finalist in the 100 yard freestyle where he finished 6th in 44.41.
His teammate Suriname’s Wayne Denswil lowered his personal best in the 200 yard breaststroke from 2:06.22 to 2:05.46 in the morning heats. In the B final he was marginally off that personal best as he placed 2nd in 2:05.51.Wayne would also place 2nd in the B final of the 400 yard freestyle relay. He started off the Spartans B team with a 45.74 split in a 3:02.76 performance.
Nico Campbell swam under the 46 second barrier twice to better his 100 yard freestyle personal best of 46.04. His personal standard stands at 45.28 from the morning heats. That performance made him progress to the B final. He placed 2nd in a time of 45.44. In the 400 yard freestyle relay his Florida Southern College finished 4th in a time of 2:58.51. Nico’s split on the second leg was 44.52.
FIT Panther’s Bahamian freshman also recorded a personal best. Swimming in the 200 yard breaststroke he lowered his from 2:11.28 to 2:10.75 to finish 20th overall.
Campbell’s Florida Southern College were crowned men’s Champions for a fourth consecutive year with a total of 792.5 points. Tampa finished third with 722.5 points while Florida Institute of Technology was fourth with 541 points.