The Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Championships, which concluded on Saturday, July 6 in Costa Rica, saw Team Bahamas place eighth overall. Competing with Team Bahamas was Abaco’s Margaret Albury Higgs.
Albury took a gold medal in the 100 meters breaststroke for the 13-14 girls. She swam a 1:16.90 for that event.
Albury scored gold again in the 50 meters breast as well as a silver medal in the 200 meters breast. She also managed fifth place in the 200 meters individual medley.
Team Bahamas walked away from the CCCAN with twenty medals. Albury earned three of those.
Albury said about her athletic career, “I would like to better my times each time I compete. Now that I have been to all the international competitions for The Bahamas that I can at my age, I would like to strive for the next step in my next age group, which is the Junior Worlds.”
About the competition in Costa Rica, Albury admitted, “I was a little nervous in Costa Rica competing against some new countries, like Honduras, Venezuela and Cuba that are not part of CARIFTA. But I am happy with my performance!”
She continues to train as well as balance school and life as a teenager.