Island Games 2023: Jersey swimmers impress in Guernsey

Island Games 2023: Jersey swimmers impress in Guernsey
Isaac Dodds has five medals to his name already at Guernsey 2023

Jersey's swimmers continue to lead the way in Guernsey, adding three golds, three silvers and three bronzes to their Island Games tally on another impressive night in the pool on Tuesday.

Jersey sit proudly atop of the swimming medal table with a massive haul of 19 medals already in the bag after just two days of the meet at Beau Sejour.

Amongst the stars of the Games so far is multi-medal winner Isaac Dodds, with three individual golds (200m butterfly, 200m individual medley and 400m individual medley) whilst also contributing to the men's 4x50m freestyle relay win and the silver in the 4x50m medley.

"I really enjoyed the relay tonight because of the brotherhood," reflected Dodds, who was anchor on the final leg of the freestyle team, as the quartet of pipped the Isle of Man to the gold by 0.13 seconds. "Of the individual medals, I'm most pleased with the 200 fly so far and I'm looking forward to taking on the 800 free on Wednesday."

Swimming medals table
How the swimming medal table looked after two days of action in the pool

Gemma Atherley celebrated gold in the 200m freestyle on Monday, and backed it up on Tuesday evening with her second silver of the Games, this time breaking her own Jersey record in the 100m backstroke in 1:01.65. Elisabeth Erlendsdottir of the Faroe Islands broke the Games record in that race to take gold in 1:01.07.

Teenager Megan Hansford was also among the Jersey swimmers on the podium on Tuesday, taking gold in the 200m individual medley in 2:20.98, wiping more than three seconds off her time in the heats earlier in the day.

Jersey swimmers
Jersey have claimed seven golds, seven silvers and five bronzes already at the Games