'Resounding Success'

'Resounding Success'

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 06:45

Bermuda head coach Ben Smith has described the recent National Swimming Championships as a “sensational opening meet” for the new Aquatics Centre.

Any concerns about whether the Championships would run smoothly were quickly allayed, said Smith, who praised the National Sports Centre for ensuring the event was a resounding success.

Smith also believes the Championships acted as an important dress rehearsal for the Aquactics Centre, which hosts next month’s NatWest Island Games swimming events.

“As it was the first opportunity to compete at the new pool, using new timing equipment and new starting blocks, there were some moments of worry leading into the biggest local meet on the calendar,” admitted Smith.

“We need to give a big thank you to the NSC staff for working tirelessly to have the facility ready for each session and for making adjustments to the new equipment to make everything work so well.