PRESS RELEASE:-Annually in the Third term of each school year, SLASA in collaboration with the Department of Youth Development and Sports hosts the Primary Schools Swim Meet and Secondary Schools Swim Meet. For each school it is a time to showcase their swimmers – both non-club swimmers and club swimmers – and the development of their swimming program.
Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre is the utilized venue annually. This year, the host club to RHAC – Racers Elite – is proud to recognize all of their swimmers who participated. There were outstanding performances by several swimmers in both the Primary segment and Secondary segment. Overall in the Primary Schools meet, Alyssia Elliot representing, The Montessori School, placed 2nd in the girls 9-10 category winning 2 silver and 1 gold medals. Nathan Vigier, representing Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary, placed 1st overall in the boys 11-12 age group with a sweep of gold medals in his events. Theron Herelle, representing Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary, placed 1st overall for the boys 9-10 age group as well. Not only did Theron take all golds in his events, he also set the only record for the day swimming 15.80s in the 25 M Fly! The old record was set back in 2010 by Jyasi Daniel.
For the Secondary Schools Meet, Jorja Mederick (representing Leon Hess) and Kenai D’Auvergne (representing Castries Comprehensive) both placed 5th overall in their age groups – 11-12 girls and 11-12 boys respectively. Shaquil Flavius, representing Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary School, finished 3rd in the boys 11-12 age group bringing home 2 silver and 1 bronze. Senior swimmer Omar Alexander representing SDA Academy, placed 1st overall in the 15-17 boys age group. He also swam to a first place finish in all 3 events – adding 3 golds to his collection. This meet culminated with exhibition relays including Omar leading a group of boys from both the primary and secondary level to an exciting finish for they day.
Racers Exec says “hats off” to all their swimmers! They look forward to the upcoming I M Strong meet being hosted on June 17th by Sharks Swim Club. Down the line, not only do they look hopefully for members on the various regional meets, but they are excited about hosting Lucian Grand Prix in December 2017. That’s the last annual meet scheduled on the local swimming calendar!