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Lyn preparation for CCCAN hits high gear

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2023 | 1:40 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer
Sabrina Lyn
Sabrina Lyn

SABRINA LYN, one of the four swimmers named to the Jamaica team for the CCCAN Swimming and Open Water Championships in El Salvador, from August 13 to 25, has her sights set on reaching the finals in her favoured events.

The 18-year-old, who graduated from the Bolles School in Jacksonville in May, will be preparing during the summer at a camp at the school.

The swimmer, who boasts times of 57.89 in the 100-metre freestyle, 1.23.30 in the 100-metre breaststroke, and 1.01.46 in the 100-metre butterfly, is aiming at improving her personal bests in these events and hopes that it will be good enough to take her to the finals.

“My preparation is good. I’ve been training in preparation for the games and have focused on technique and stamina leading up to the meet.

“I’m hoping to do best times in most of my events, 100m fly, breast and free. Hopefully, that can take me to finals,” she told The Gleaner.

The young swimmer recently secured an automatic Pan Am Games “A” qualifying standard at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Fort Lauderdale with her 1.01.46 in the 100 metres butterfly and met the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica’s (ASAJ) minimum qualifying standard of 1:02.18 for the 2023 World Championships as well.

Though she has placed no pressure on herself for the meet, she wants to do well for her country.

“I don’t have a target other than doing best times and representing my country well,” she continued.

Still, the former Carifta champion is pleased with preparations so far and continues to work on the areas she needs to improve.

“I haven’t swum at a lot of meets, but those that I have swum at have been pleasing and put me where I need to be and tell me what I need to work on.”

The three other swimmers on the CCCAN team are Kito Campbell, Emily MacDonald and Sidrell Williams.