4 days of action packed swimming kicks off at the Good Hope Swimming Pool in St Paul’s on Thursday, 28 September as Grenfin hosts its Annual Invitational Swim Meet.
The competition starts at 5:30 pm on Thursday and Friday and continues at 10 am on Saturday and 9 am on Sunday. The official ceremony will take place at the Good Hope Pool, Saturday, 30 September starting at 9 am.
The Grenfin Invitational Swim Meet is an important one on the national swim calendar as it serves as the time trials for participants to qualify for the Grenada 2017 OECS National Swim Team, which will represent Grenada, at the OECS Swim Championships in St Lucia.
This year Grenfin was able to enhance its partnership with George F Huggins, a long-time corporate supporter of swimming, which through its Lucozade brand is the title sponsor for this meet. Earlier this month, Anya Menezes-Chow Chung presented on behalf of Huggins, the George A Menezes Challenge Trophy — the first ever challenge trophy to be established for this meet. The partnership of Huggins in this meet is centered on the significance it plays as the time trials for this important regional meet. The presentation marked a significant milestone in solidifying the longtime partnership, which has existed between Geo F Huggins and the swimming fraternity for a number of years.
The 2017 OECS Swim Championships will be held in St Lucia from 10-12 November 2017 at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre, Gros Islet, St Lucia.
Grenada currently holds the title of OECS Champion for 2015 and 2016. Preparations are steadily on the way to ensure Grenada retain the title for the 3rd consecutive year. Following the Grenfin Invitational Meet over the weekend, a 34-member team will be named and the training focus will intensify in preparation for November’s competition.
The public is invited to be part of this 4 days of keen swimming filled with fun for the entire family. GASA will be collaborating the Grenfin Swim Club, one of the largest swim clubs on island in putting on this event.