Antigua and Barbuda Swimmers Excel at Carifta Championships

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Antigua and Barbuda Swimmers Excel at Carifta Championships

The Ministry of Sport has extended heartfelt congratulations to the talented Antigua and Barbuda swimmers who showcased their skills and determination at the recent Carifta Championships held in the Bahamas.

Among the standout performers were former junior sportswoman of the year, Ellie Shaw, and rising star Anya DeGannes, both of whom clinched gold medals in their respective events.

Ellie Shaw displayed exceptional prowess in the 200 meters breaststroke, securing the gold with a remarkable winning time of 2 minutes and 39.13 seconds. Her stellar performance not only highlighted her individual excellence but also contributed significantly to the team’s success.

Anya DeGannes continued the winning streak for Antigua and Barbuda by dominating the 100 meters butterfly event, clocking in at 1 minute and 8.60 seconds to claim the gold medal. DeGannes’ speed and technique were unmatched, solidifying her status as a rising star in Caribbean swimming.

Adding to the nation’s medal tally were Madison MacMillan and Stefano Mitchell, who both delivered impressive performances. MacMillan secured the silver medal in the 800 meters freestyle event with a time of 9 minutes and 34.20 seconds, showcasing her endurance and determination in a highly competitive field.

Stefano Mitchell, a recipient of the 2018 Sportsman of the Year award, showcased his versatility and skill by earning the bronze medal in the 100 meters butterfly event, finishing with a time of 57.13 seconds. Mitchell’s consistent performance and dedication to excellence were evident throughout the championship.

The success of these talented swimmers not only reflects their hard work and dedication but also highlights the strength and potential of Antigua and Barbuda’s swimming talent on the regional stage.

The Ministry of Sport expressed pride in the achievements of Shaw, DeGannes, MacMillan, and Mitchell, recognizing their contributions to the country’s sporting legacy and inspiring future generations of athletes.

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