From left to right Nathaniel Thomas of Tornades winner of the 11-12 Boys 200 metre freestyle presenter of medal Mr Ramon James who set the record in the event when he swam for Tornadoes in 1995.Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

The evening session of Day 2 (Feb 4) of the 2017 Karl Dalhouse Memorial Invitational saw 11-12 swimmers Nathaniel Thomas of the Tornadoes Swim club and Zaneta Alvaranga sweeping the 50 ,100,200 and 400 freestyle events at the meet.

from left to right 11-12 Gold medallist in the 200 metre freestyle Zaneta Alvaranga of the Y Speedos being presented her medal Mr Allistair McDonald , father of the record holder in the event Emily MacDonald.Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

Alvaranga completed her sweep with commanding wins in the 400 and 200 metre freestyle events. She won those races in personal best times of 5:17.15 and 2:26.35 respectively. Zaneta would also have another clear victory in the 100 metre backstroke when she stopped the clock in 1:19.74.Thomas also recorded personal bests in those events with times of 5:24.92 and 2:25.95.

Britney Williams Triple Gold medallist in the 200 ,400 and 800 metre freestyle events. Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

In the 13-24 age group Britney Williams of Swimaz Aquatics completed the 200,400 and 800 freestyle triple. She won the 400 freestyle convincingly in a time of 4:53.98.She would also take Gold in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:17.22.Britney would also win the 100 metre backstroke in a very close battle with Brianna Anderson of the Y Speedos 1:13.82 to 1:13.84.

Dominic Mullings of the Y Speedos completed the 400 and 1500 freestyle double when he hit the wall in a personal best time of 4:36.82. The Silver medal went to Adrian Grant of the Tornadoes in a new personal best of over 10 seconds when he  was timed in 4:37.96 .Dominic’s teammate Jordane Payne won the Bronze in a new personal best of 4:39.93.

from left to right Adrian Grant Silver medallist in the 13-24 Boys 400 metre freestyle being presented his medal by Mr Michael Lee, former national representative.Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

Grant would return later in the day to record another big personal best to drop more than 2 seconds to win the 200 freestyle in a time of 2:07.20.Payne and Mullings would finish in times of 2:11.44 and 2:12.50 to finish 2nd and 3rd.

11-12 boys 100 metre backstroke Gold medallist Joshua Alleyne from Swimaz Aquatics receiving a medal from former national representative Mr Michael Lee.Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

Other good wins in the afternoon were seen from Joshua Alleyne who took the 11-12 boys 100 backstroke in 1:15.79, Kyle Sinclair in the 13-24 boys 1:07.66 and Payne in the 200 butterfly 2:19.67.

Kyle Sinclair 13-14 Gold medallist in the 13-24 100 metre backstroke receiving a medal from Olympian Allan-Roy Marsh Photo courtesy of Lynval Lowe

In the younger age groups the winners were as follows

Girls Club Club
50 metre backstroke 200 metre freestyle
8 and under Nia-Kai Campbell Sailfish Renae Chung Y Speedos
9-10 Christanya Shirley Marlins Emma Marston Y Speedos
 Boys 50 metre backstroke 200 metre freestyle
8 and under Zack Andre Johnson Y Speedos Zack Andre Johnson Y Speedos
9-10 David Morris Y Speedos Josh Johnson Marlins

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