Team Jamaica Collecting Medals & Smashing Records at the 2022 CARIFTA Championships

Medals galore - Gold! Silver! Bronze! And records too!!

It has been a scintillating performance at the 2022 CARIFTA Swimming Championship in Barbados.  At the final whistle on Sunday, the team amassed a total of 16 medals: 4 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze, which equals the medal count from Day 1 (Saturday).

In her debut on the national team Mackenzie Headley established a new CARIFTA record in the 15 - 17 girls 50m butterfly in a time of 27.79. The previous record of 28.00 wad set back in 2018.

Apart from the record set on Day 2, there were other notable records  established from Day 1. These include the girls 15 - 17 100m butterfly and the 15 - 17 girls 4 x 100m freestyle relay.  In the 100m butterfly Sabrina Lyn lowered the  national record to 1:02.99 in the preliminaries. The previous record was set in 2016 by Kelsie Campbell in a time of 1:03.48. Sabrina later went on to further lower this mark to 1:02.14 in the finals to win the event in a new Championship Record.

In the 15 - 17 girls  4 x 100m freestyle relay, they stopped the clock at 3:58.87 to win the event in a new Championship Record. The team included Mackenzie Headley, Morgan Cogle, Leanna Wainwright and Sabrina Lyn.

With two days of competition completed, Jamaica has amassed 32 medals (7 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze)  with 23 of the 33 swimmers medaling in either individual or relay events.