Saint Lucia has enjoyed further success at the XXX CARIFTA Swimming Championships, picking up two medals on Day 2 and finishing the day in 14th position.
On Saturday, Swimming Association President Lance Arnold did say he was “looking forward to more” after the first medal. And the little athletes delivered.
Katie Kyle, a member of Sharks Swim Club, made her CARIFTA debut at the Barbados Aqauatic Centre this weekend in the 11-12 girls, and she made quite the splash.
Kyle followed up the freestyle-relay bronze medal success of her age-group male teammates by copping a silver in the 11-12 50m butterfly.
Ahead of young Katie was Guadeloupe’s Naelle Portecop, finishing in 29.98; but the Saint Lucian competitor finished in 30.71, just ahead of Barbados’ Danielle Titus (30.81).
The time represents a new age-group national record for Katie, breaking the mark of 32.32 set by Siona Huxely nearly nine years ago at this same pool.
Katie was also close to the 13-14 age-group record of 30.55, set by Natasha George in 2002.
But the day was not done for Team Saint Lucia, competing in five events.
In the 11-12 400m medley relay, the boys team of Terell Monplaisir, Jamaar Archibald, Jayhan Odlum Smith and Ethan Dyke Elliot collected a second bronze medal.
The bahamas won in 4:41.93, with Guadeloupe second in 4:43.55 and Saint Lucia (4:50.89) third.
Saint Lucia ended the day on 51 points.