McRae dominates on return to local swim scene


By Treiston Joseph 

Earlando McRae is back in the pool again, and he dominated the Dolphin Inter-Club Swim meet held over the weekend at the National Aquatic Centre.

McRae, the Orca Speed Swim Club swimmer, swam his way to a maximum of four wins, winning the Boys 18 and over 50m breaststroke in 32.69s, the 50m backstroke in 30.62s, the freestyle in 25.86s and the 100m breaststroke in 1:15.16s.

Jeremy Sookram is shaping up to be a swimming prodigy, winning all five of his events, recording a time of 53.23 in the Boys eight and under category, while posting times of 55.74s in the 50m butterfly, 55.97s in the 50m backstroke, 43.59s in the 50m freestyle and 2:00.91 in the 100m breaststroke.

Aleka Persaud was the most dominant female swimmer of the day, winning five events in the Girls 9-10 category. Persaud won the 50m breaststroke in 42.04s, the 50m butterfly in 38.85s, the 50m backstroke in 39.96s, the 50m freestyle in 30.90s and the 100m breaststroke in 1:34.63s.

Also in the winners’ row was Jayden George in the Girls 11-14 category, winning four events, namely the 50m breaststroke (41.01s), 50m butterfly (35.19s), 50m freestyle (30.56s) and the 100m breaststroke (1:33.06s).

Paul Mahaica won five events as well in the Boys 9-10 category, while Leon Seaton put on a good showing in the Boys 11-14 category with four out of a maximum five wins. The most competitive category was the Girls 15-17 category with Nikita Feidtkou and Kenita Mahaica going head-to-head.

However, out of the five events they battled each other, Mahaica came out with three wins in the 50m butterfly (33.01s), 50m backstroke (34.62s) and the 100m breaststroke (1:29.25s), while Feidtkou took the 50m breaststroke (40.12s) and the 50m freestyle (29.74s).

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