Press Release:– May 26th was the final day for Saint Lucia swimmers from various clubs across the island to qualify for the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championship.
At the end of it all, ten(10) swimmers made the qualifying mark of achieving a minimum of 2 AAA times(2 Triple A times.)
Taking the plunge to compete for a spot on the podium June 28th to July 2nd , at the Barbados Aquatic Center, will be 11-12 year old Karic Charles and Tristan Dorville, 13 – 14 year old Naima Hazell, Naekeisha Louis, Ziv Reynolds and D’Andre Blanchard, 15 – 17 year old Makaili Charlemagne, Jayhan Odlum Smith, Ethan Dyke Elliott and Terrel Monplaisir.
28 participating teams from all across the Caribbean and Central America will compete at the meet. These include strong swimming nations such as Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Panama, Jamaica, El Salvador and the Cayman Islands.
Tessa Charles is expected to lead team on their journey alongside Coach Brian Charles and assisted by Chaperone and Masseuse Sabrina Odol.
With an intense preparation schedule, the team will visit Martinique for a training session and will be engaged with Mental Training and Nutritional Exercises.
Aside from Congratulating the successful swimmers in securing their spot on the team, President Eddie Hazell expressed “Coming out of Carifta, I expect the team’s performance to be impressive. With the assistance of the competitors coaches, support from the Executive and Parents, we all continue to work towards unleashing the greatness in our athletes especially at that level of competition.”
SLAF invites the media and St. Lucia to join them this coming Sunday June 9th at Pigeon Island near the Landings, to its Open Water Carnival where Food and Drinks will be on sale to assist in the expected expenses in funding the teams travel.