Although the second month of the new school year is almost over, the children and parents of the Lightning Aquatics (LA) Swim Club saw it fit to make a small yet meaningful donation to the Dunnottar School. The items which consisted of back to school supplies and toiletries were presented to the school’s Principal Ms. Antonia Joseph by Club President, Mrs. Tessa Charles-Louis and Floor Representative – Loyola Edwin on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Mrs. Charles-Louis said, “LA is not just a swim club, we aim to ensure well rounded young people and so we felt it important to teach our children the value of giving back.
Furthermore, corporate Saint Lucia and the public have been extremely generous to the club whether it’s through in-kind or financial contributions towards our numerous fund raising activities”. The presentation precedes the Capri-sun swim meet which is scheduled for Friday, October 21 st to Sunday, October 23 rd at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre (RHAC). This competition serves as the final qualifier for the National team that will be heading to the OECS Swimming Championship in November.
According to Mrs. Charles-Louis, we anticipate that our swimmers will give their best, setting personal best times and where possible breaking records, similar to their performance in the recent Summer Splash Swim Meet in September. LA placed 3 rd in Summer Splash, with many swimmers improving their times. Additionally, a few of the club’s swimmers placed in the top three; Naima Hazell placed 1 st in the girls 9 – 10 and broke national records in the 50 Meter Butterfly and the 100 Meter IM, while Naekeisha Louis came 3 rd in that age group. Anneliese Gaillard placed 3 rd in the girls 8 and under, while Karic Charles who placed 2 nd in the boys 8 and under broke national records in the 50M and 100M Breaststroke. The club is also extremely proud of Coaches Peter and Marlon James and Trainee Coach Shernice Popo for leading by example and participating in the Summer Splash Swim Meet.
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