PRESS RELEASE:-After the completion of the Karen Beaubrun Swim Meet, the Technical Committee of the St. Lucia Amateur Swimming Association choose 28 swimmers and 7 officials to represent St. Lucia at the 23rd Goodwill Swim Meet 2017 from August 18th to 20th at the National Aquatic Center in Guyana.
Last held here in St. Lucia in 2016 , the Championship is a five nation swim meet to include Suriname, Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas and St. Lucia. The meet is a developmental meet for swimmers 10 and under and 11 and over who missed the qualifying standard for the Carifta Championship.
The full team are as follows:
8 and Under 9 – 10
Fayth Jeffry Amelia Joseph
Thaeden Antoine Krishna Surapaneni
Antoine Destang Maliyah Henry
11 – 12 13 – 14
D’Andre Blanchard Shalini Joseph
Ziv Reynolds Marisa Louisy
Akim Ernest Maya Hilaire
Kyle Ambrose Kaela George
Naekeisha Louis Alandre Cross
Jorga Medrick Jacob Harrison
15 – 17
Nicholas Mc Lennon
The official team will comprise of David Peterkin of the Sharks Swim Club as head coach. He will be assisted by Peter James of the Lightning Aquatics Swim Club and John Mc Lennon of the Seajays Swim Club. Team Manager Tessa Charles Louis will be assisted by Chaperones Rishma Ramnarace Joseph, Sabrina Odol and Michelle Herelle.
President of SLASA Eddie Hazel has expressed that the associations’ ultimate goal at the championship is to allow its swimmers the opportunity to develop on a regional level and raise the bar with the hope of producing increase numbers of swimmers qualifying for Carifta and CCCAN.