Grenada’s 12-member national swim team returned from Trinidad & Tobago this morning following their participation in the 2017 Central American & Caribbean Amateur Swimming Federation Swim Championships from 28 June to 2 July.
The team competed against the best in the Caribbean and Central America and put on a credible performance with all swimmers achieving their personal best in each event which they competed in. The 12-member team included: Jenebi Benoit, Anaika Charles, Oreoluwa Cherebin, Ariann Clouden, Zackery Gresham, Parshaw Haynes, Gabrielle Hyson, Kimberly Ince, Mia Neckles, Corey Ollivierre, Kerry Ollivierre, Meeka Ollivierre. The team was accompanied by Coach Gerson Escobar, Team Manager Chad Hyson and chaperone Grace Clouden.
Jadon Hyson also represented Grenada in the Open water competition in Tobago on 24-25 June.
The Girls 11-12 4×100 Relay team performed well and placed 4th in the finals. Kimberley Ince put on a stellar performance throughout the competition and which resulted in her medalling in 3 events.
- Silver 100m Backstroke
- Bronze 200m Backstroke
- Bronze 50m Backstroke
Despite the dilapidated state of the lone training pool available, our swimmers continue to excel. GASA president Johnson highlighted coming out of a very positive meeting with Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, lands have been allocated for the construction of an Aquatic Centre. The Ministry and GASA are now working assiduously to convey the lands to the Grenada Amateur Swimming Association. This however is just the first phase, as funds need to be sourced for the construction of the facility.
In addition to CCCAN Swim Championships, Oreoluwa Cherebin, Corey Ollivierre and Kerry Ollivierre will also represent Grenada at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungry in July. Coach Gerson Fernandez Escobar and Nigel Ollivierre, Team Official will accompany the team. The team looks forwards achieving their personal best as they compete among the best swimmers in the world at these games. Also in the month of July, Delron Felix will represent Grenada in the Youth Commonwealth Games, and we are looking forward to a very strong performance from him in these games.
The Goodwill Games in Guyana is scheduled for August with a team of 30 plus swimmers slated to participate. This competition is seen as preparation for OECS in November 2017.