Records tumble at Karl Dalhouse swim meet
Title: Karl Dalhouse Memorial Meet. Calendar: Amateur Swimming. Date: 06 February - 08 February Location: National Stadium. Posts about Swimaz Aquatic Swim Club written by Tony Morrison. at the National Aquatic Centre in Jamaica held yesterday Tuesday Feb 13 saw the “ The race was hopedir.info was better than the Karl Dalhouse race because I did not feel as She won the 13 and over 50 metre butterfly in just off the meet record. Fifteen records were broken at the 3-day Karl Dalhouse swim meet which ended at the Stadium pool, yesterday. Y'Speedos top the standings.
Swimming in the 10 and under event Shirley competing with 9 and 10 year olds won the event in 3: This time she bettered the standard of another Y Speedos and decorated age group representative Allison Bardowell. Shirley would win Gold medals in the 50 metre backstroke in Emily MacDonald of Swimaz Aquatic Club continues to be the form athlete in the girls age group.
— The Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica
She was responsible for 4 meet records in her 7 individual Gold medal haul. With her first swim under 29 seconds she puts herself in pole position to break the national record of She would take down another Sinclair standard in the metre freestyle when she clocked 1: She would break another Atkinson record in the metre freestyle.
That record belonged to Olympian and distance queen Janelle Atkinson.Emily MacDonald's meet record-breaking swim of 1:03:53 puts her ahead of the pack in the Caribbean
The old mark was 2: The last mark that she set was also set in by Panamian D Capunay of 1: Emily lowered the meet standard to 1: In Emily finished 3rd in a time of 1: She won the metre individual medley with a personal best of 2: The metre freestyle saw her record another personal best of 5: In a race decided by hundredths of a second Sinclair prevailed with a time of 1: We anticipate stellar performances from our hopefuls, not only from within our own club but from all the clubs that have been training hard to compete here this weekend.
The calendar year was, of course, not without its challenges.
Karl Dalhouse Invitational
Training was intermittently interrupted due to issues surrounding the condition of the stadium pool, but throughout all this the swimmers persevered. The year also saw the election of a new Y-Speedos Executive Team, with myself being chosen to lead the Club for another term.
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With the help of our members and their extended families we were once again able to carry out our commitment to contribute to the well-being of the YMCA. To my Y-Speedos family, I wish to thank you and to commend you all for reinforcing our commitment and support to the YMCA and indeed, to swimming as a whole.
Karl Dalhouse Invitational — The Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica
Conceived and created by the leadership of the YMCA in memory of the late Karl Dalhouse, one of the early leaders, and coach of swimming at the YMCA and Jamaica, this early seed which was planted has paved the way for many aspiring young people to develop their skills in the three aquatic disciplines- swimming, water polo and synchronized swimming.
Through a sustained relationship with its parent body and sports sponsors, the YMCA has been able to maintain a facility that is admired by many. They should be proud to have nurtured Olympians who all had their genesis in the pool at the YMCA; our own Alan Roy Marsh is a product of this program. The building of the pool at the YMCA was a dream that was had for many a years, the leadership of the YMCA kept to their goal of building this pool, this was finally realised in The first meet that was held in this pool was the Karl Dalhouse meet which was in the memory of this legendary swimming coach at the YMCA, and was indeed one of the first true 25 Meter short course meets in Jamaica at the time.
Thousands of school children benefit from basic swim training and water safety every week in the Swim Jamaica and other learn to swim classes that are done at this facility. Many of these children transition eventually to the 25 metre pool and later become competitive swimmers.