Records Broken in 2017 CIBC-FCIB Inter-Primary Schools Swim Competition

It was an exciting 2 days of competitive swimming at the Good Hope Pool in St Paul’s where just over 300 registered swimmers from primary schools throughout the island participated in the CIBC-FCIB Inter-Primary Schools swim competition.

From novice swimmers to more competitive swimmers the 2-day event augured well for the development of the sport in Grenada.

The event was coordinated primarily by the Ministry of Sports with support from the Grenada Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) and the meet’s sponsor, CIBC First Caribbean International Bank. It provided an avenue for the development of competitive swimming in our nation’s schools. With 28 schools registered in the 2017 meet, it was heartening to welcome the return participation of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, which have been absent since 2012.

The descent of 300 swimmers on Grenada’s lone 4 lane swimming facility has further highlighted the desperate need for new facilities to support the development of swimming in Grenada. The inadequate shelter, toilet and change facilities posed particular challenges to the staging of this growing primary school event. Despite these challenges, the 2017 Inter-Primary School Swim meet can certainly be hailed as a success.

Emerging from the competition several records was broken, and a new champion was crowned for 2017. In the Girls’ competition, Westmorland Junior School placed 1st with 189 points, followed by Alpha Junior with 133.5 points and the 2016 defending champion, St Mary’s Junior School, finished 3rd with 115 points.

In the Boys’ division, Alpha Junior dominated to take home the championship with a total of 212 points, dethroning Westmorland Junior School, the 2016 champion, who placed 2nd this year with 169 points, while St Mary’s Junior School placed 3rd with 129 points.

1. Westmorland Junior School 189
2. Alpha Junior School 133.5
3. St Mary’s Junior School 115
4. Beacon Junior School 107
4. Grace 107
6. First Choice Junior School 105
7. St Louis RC School 53
8. Happy Hill – Uganda Martyrs RC 40
9. St George’s Anglican School 30
10. Grenada Montessori & Preparatory 28
11. St Dominic’s RC School 20
12. Constantine Methodist School 11
13. Mt Moritz Anglican School 9
14. Belair Government St Andrew’s 5
14. St Paul’s Government School 5
16. Berean Christian Academy School 4
17. Woburn Methodist School 0.5
1. Alpha Junior School 212
2. Westmorland Junior School 169
3. St Mary’s Junior School 129
4. First Choice Junior School 102
5. Grace 61
6. Grenada Montessori & Preparatory 45
7. Mt Moritz Anglican School 40
8. Constantine Methodist School 32
9. South St George’s Gov’t School 25
10. Carriacou & Petite Martinique Combined 24
11. Happy Hill – Uganda Martyrs RC 23
12. Beacon Junior School 18
12. Sacred Heart Catholic Tivoli 18
14. St Paul’s Government School 17
15. St John’s Anglican 13
16. Grand Anse Private School 12
17. Berean Christian Academy School 6
18. St John’s RC 5
19. St George’s Anglican School 4
20. Woburn Methodist School 3
21. St George’s Methodist School 2
21. St Dominic’s RC School 2


8 & Under Girls Emma Mc Intosh, St Mary’s Junior School
8 & Under Boys Mallon Paterson, St Mary’s Junior School
9-10 Girls Sara Dowden, Grace Lutheran
9-10 Boys Adian Mc Intosh, St Mary’s Junior School
11 & Over Girls Anika Charles, Beacon Junior School
11& Over Boys Parshawn Haynes, Alpha Junior School

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