Lara is four ever collecting gold

Lara Butler has transformed herself into torpedo judging by how well she is doing at the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Barbados.

The brilliant Caymanian teenager has won four gold medals after three days of competition in Bridgetown. Her latest two came on Monday in the girls 15-17 200 metres individual medley in a personal best time of 2 minutes 26.94 seconds which is also a Cayman Islands national record.

She followed up that up with gold in the 200m fly to add to her two golds in the 400m individual medley and 100m fly. The Butlers have plenty to celebrate as brother Geoffrey has won bronze in the boys 15-17 1500m freestyle. The other Cayman medal was a silver by

Catriona Macrae in the girls 11-12 100m backstroke at her first CARIFTA Games.

Seventeen more personal best times were set by the swimmers on Monday, bringing the total for the meet to 67 with one more day to go.


All the hard training is paying off for Butler. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD