Elinah Phillips claimed seven 1st place finishes and set five new age group records at the 23rd OECS Swimming Championships last weekend as the BVI Swim team finished in 5th place overall at the meet held at the Rodney Heights Swim Club in St Lucia.
Elinah, now based in the United Kingdom with her Sister Amarah, began her weekend of glory with a win in the 11-12 year old 200m freestyle. She then broke the existing OECS Record en route to a winning time of 1:10.86 in the 100m Butterfly.
Victory number 3 and a second new record came in the 50m Freestyle which she won in a time of 27.98 and she secured a fourth 1st place finish as well as a 3rd new OECS Record in the 200m Medley with her time of 2:36.73, lowering the old record from 2:41.06.
She claimed another 1st place in the 100m Breastroke with a time of 1:21.08 and broke another Record in the 100m Freestyle (1:00.90 secs), before smashing 10 year old OECS Record of 32.14 in the 50m Butterfly with a winning time of 30.56
For good measure she also claimed 2nd in the 100m Backstroke (1:17.67), 3rd in the 400m Freestyle and 3rd in the 50m Breastroke.
Meanwhile Sister, Amarah, competing in the 13-14 age bracket, finished 1st in the 100m Butterfly in a time of 1:11.65 secs, and claimed another 1st place finish in the 50m Butterfly with a time of 31.44 secs. She returned to the pool to claim a 3rd place finish in 100m Freestyle in a time of 1:04.82 which was just .03 behind the silver medalist, Rachel Wall from Antigua.
Amarah also 5th in the 100m Breastroke, 3rd in the 50m Backstroke (35.44), 3rd in the 200m Individual Medley, 2nd in the 50m Freestyle and 4th in the 200m Freestyle.
All in all Team BVI finished 5th behind St Vincent, Antigua, St Lucia and Grenada.
In the Boys events the 200m Freestyle Relay team finished 4th in a time of 2:50.72, whilst Bradford Green also turned in some useful performances individually.
He finished 6th in the U8 25m Freestyle (17.48) and also claimed 6th in the 25m Breastroke (24.61) and 5th in the 25m Backstroke
Nicole Munro, Giselle Archibald-Bowers, Dominic Munro, Lawton and Jaden Marshall also represented the Territory