Jamaica’s five member team picked up two medals in the opening sessions of the UANA Swimming Cup in Lima, Peru, today.
Christanya Shirley the youngest member of the team led off the girls in the 11-12 division of the 50-metres freestyle.
Shirley seeded third and swimming out of lane-3 blazed her way in the one lap event to gold for Jamaica in a new meet record.
She won the event in 28-point-45-seconds to lower the record of 28-point-77-seconds set back in 2018 by Perola Santoa of Brazil.
In the 13-14 division, Kokolo Foster and Brooke Hopkins were next delivering 29-point-79-seconds and 30-point-18-seconds respectively.
In the 15-17 division, it was Zaneta Alvaranga and Gabrianna Banks that took to the starter’s horn.
Banks and Alvaranga drawn in the same heat swam their hearts out with Alvaranga mining silver in 26-point-56-seconds and Banks 6th in 27-point-36-seconds.
The event was won by Susana Hernandez Barradas of Mexico and bronze going to Chloe Farro of Aruba.