Top Bermudan age group swimmers Jesse Washington and Madelyn Moore completed their participation at the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii on Saturday August 27.
Competing in the 50 metre freestyle Washington ended his season with a time of 24.32. That performance was just off his season and personal best of 24.19 done at the Caribbean Island Swimming championships in July when he placed 5th in the 15-17 boys final. A day earlier he raced in the heats of the 100 metre butterfly where he stopped the clock in a time of 59.57 (split time 27.64) for 28th overall. Jesse said of the overall meet
“The Pan Pacifics have been great”
Madelyn Moore has dominated the 15-17 girls age group regionally in the 50 metre freestyle event. This is evidenced by her winning both the CARIFTA and CISC titles for the 2016-2017 season. In Hawaii she finished 18th in time of 27.08. Earlier in the meet she was 24th in the 200 metre backstroke in a time of 2:37.58 (split time 1:14.01). Madelyn had the following thoughts about the competition
“Junior Pan Pacs has been a great experience .I have been racing a lot faster swimmers but it has been fun”