Elinah Second At British Winter Finals
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Published: December 20, 2016 7:08 am AST
Elinah Phillip
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Local swimming sensation Elinah Phillip continues to make strides in the international swimming arena. Adding to her list of accomplishments, the competitive swimmer earned top spot at the British Winter Nationals after finishing second in the women’s 50m freestyle finals on December 18, with a time of 25.43.

To qualify for the finals, Elinah swam a time of 25.95 in the semi-finals conducted earlier that day.

Scoring high in this event is a major achievement for the swimmer, who is a student at the Bishop’s Stortford College in the United Kingdom, as only the top swimmers in the country participate in the event.

Both times clocked in the semi-finals and finals of the event trump her performance at this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, where she swam a time of 26.26 while participating in the women’s 50m freestyle heats competition. She was ranked 48 out of 88 swimmers who competed.

Elinah has been swimming competitively since the age of 10. In 2014, she broke the CARIFTA record in the girls 13-14 50m fly with a time of 28.71.
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Tolian to the bone | Report Abuse
We may have to change your name from Elinah to Torpedo as you continue to excel. So, so proud of you. Keep going, Sweetie. You have a bright future ahead of you. You and your sister both. A BVI shout out to you, your sister and Tracy.
December 22 at 1:35am | Like2 People like this.   Dislike
Congrats! Keep up the good work!
December 20 at 3:06pm | Like1 Person like this.   Dislike
Swin Fan | Report Abuse
Congratulations to you, It shows only if government had support
this child, while prospect reef busy knocking about the children
who wants to swim. What a shame on this government,
December 20 at 2:22pm | Like1 Person like this.   Dislike
guy hill | Report Abuse
Always continue to do your very best. Good job. Be safe.
December 20 at 12:00pm | Like1 Person like this.   Dislike
Sensational! | Report Abuse
Sensational! Way to go Elinah, we are very proud of the work you continue to do!
December 20 at 11:29am | Like4 People like this.   Dislike2 People dislike this.
Got it | Report Abuse
Our islands are filled with talent. Congratulations, on your continued strides to putting the BVI on the map in the swimming arena.
December 20 at 10:18am | Like4 People like this.   Dislike1 Person dislike this.
Wishing Well | Report Abuse
Awesome! Congratulations, Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a great New Year.8
December 20 at 6:49pm | Like1 Person like this.   Dislike1 Person dislike this.
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