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Caribbean Island Swimming Championships – Day Two -- July 4, 2004

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 4 - THE SECOND day of the CISC saw an amazing 12 meet records fall and 4 Olympic B standards, per reports by Anthony Morrison-Vincent.

Trinidad and Tobago led the way with 3 records, as 7 different island nations had meet marks. Janelle Atkinson (Jamaica), George Bovell (Trinidad and Tobago), Kiera Aitken (Bermuda) and Nicholas Rees (Bahamas) accounted for the Olympic standards.

Atkinson led a Jamaican 1-2 in the 200 meter freestyle, at 2:05.67 with compatriot Angela Chuck at 2:07.68. The Olympic B standard is 2:06.07.

Pan -American 200 Freestyle champion Bovell lead from the beginning, splitting 54+ at the halfway mark. He seemed to be in cruise control when he slapped the pads in 1:51.54, well under the Olympic B-standard of 1:55.08 and the meet record of 1:54.97.

Kiera Aitken swam 1:05.25 in the 100 Backstroke, crushing her old meet record of 1:06.71 and slipping under the 1:05.54 B standard.

Rees accounted for the last B-standard in the 100 meter butterfly. The former Ohio State swimmer romped to victory in 56.02, winning by nearly 2 seconds and destroying the old meet standard by 2.94 seconds.

Jamaica ended the session with an additional 5 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze with Janelle and Alia Atkinson and Brad Hamilton the main precious metal miners.

Multiple age group records were set as well:
Event Swimmer New Record Old Record
15-17 100 backstroke Laura Rodriquez (Dom) 1:06.48 1:06.51
15-17 100 backstroke N Bovell (T&T) 58.52 58.96
18&Over 100 backstroke C Vythoulkas (Bah) 59.45 1:00.31
13-14 100 butterfly J Serrano (Pur) 58.96 59.28
18&Over 100 butterfly S Maclean (T&T) 1:04.35 1:05.00
15-17 200 breaststroke A Atkinson (Jam) 2:40.81 2:42.21
18+ 200 breaststroke J Copeland (ISV) 2:38.13 2:48.31
18+ 200 breaststroke G Smith (Ber) 2:28.08 2:30.07

Morrison-Vincent also determined the IPS ("International Point Score") rating points for the top 5 swims.

George Bovell Trinidad 200 Freestyle 1:51.54 924 points
Janelle Atkinson Jamaica 200 Freestyle 2:05.67 898 points
Kiera Aitken Bermuda 100 Backstroke 1:05.25 881 points
Nicholas Rees Bahamas 100 Butterfly :56.02 879 points
Nicholas Bovell Trinidad 100 Backstroke :58.52 878 points