SOFLO’s TYLA MARTIN BREAKS NATIONAL RECORD

SOFLO’s TYLA MARTIN BREAKS NATIONAL RECORD


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Tyla Martin of the South Florida Aquatic Club continued her record-breaking ways Wednesday night at the Caribbean Island Swimming Championships (CISC) in Havana, Cuba.

Martin, 12, representing Trinidad and Tobago, broke her own national record in the 100-meter butterfly.

Martin won the 11-12 girls event in a career-best 1:06.05. Her previous record was 1:07.46 and her previous career-best time was 1:06.48.

On Tuesday night, Martin led off the winning 4×100-meter freestyle relay with Syriah David, Melina Marcano and Jewel Mulrain in 4:24.04.

Also on Day Two, Martin was second in the 50-meter backstroke in 32.59.

On the opening day of the swimming competition Martin won three gold medals and broke a meet record. She won the 11-12 50-meter butterfly in 30.20 seconds. In the morning prelims she broke the CISC record with a time of 30.17.

Martin also won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:32.20 and  the 100-meter backstroke in 1:10.90.

Sharntelle McLean, who also trains at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex with six-time Olympic coach Michael Lohberg,

won the 18-and-over 50-meter butterfly in 28.72 and was second in the 50-meter backstroke in 31.45. On Day Two, she won the 50-meter freestyle in 26.92.

Also on Day Three of the meet, SOFLO’s Keegan Boisson-Yates, 14, was third in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:23.54.

On Day Two, Boisson-Yates was a member of the CISC meet record-breaking 4×100-meter freestyle with Joshua Romany, Blaine Sobrian and Dylan Carter in 3:44.06. The previous meet record was held by Puerto Rico in 3:45.39.

The meet ends on Friday.  The swimmers are competing in the same Olympic pool that hosted the 1991 Pan American Games.

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