The Grenada Amateur Swimming Association is pleased to announce our National Team for CCCAN 2019!
Barbados will be the home for the staging of the 2019 Central American & Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation Championships (CCCAN) from June 28 – July 8, 2019.
The completion spans four aquatic disciplines. The competition dates are:
- Swimming: 28 June – 2 July 2019
- Artistic Swimming: 24-27 June 2019
- Water Polo: 4-8 July 2019
- Open Water: 3 & 5 July 2019
Grenada will be competing only in the swimming competition from 28 June to 3 July 2019 against over 28 teams from across the Caribbean & Central America. The competition is projected to be a highly competitive championship among the federations that form the CCCAN body.
The national team will include our seasoned overseas-based swimmers Oreluwa Cherebin and Kerry Ollivierre. The full squad includes:
- Thabo Antoine
- Jenebi Benoit
- Anaika Charles
- Oreluwa Cherebin
- Ariann Clouden
- Sara Dowden
- Zackary Gresham
- Delron Felix
- Nathan Fletcher
- Gabrielle Hyson
- Parshawn Haynes
- Kerry Ollivierre
- Meeka Ollivierre
- Eli Zerpa
The 2019 CCCAN Championship marks the first appearance for 4 of the 14-member team; they include Sara Dowden, Nathan Fletcher, Nicholas John and Eli Zerpa.
“The CCCAN Championships is a significant event on the GASA annual swim calendar,” states President of GASA, Peron Johnson. As a highly competitive and widely recognised regional competition CCCAN will provide a platform for senior swimmers Delron Felix and Kerry Ollivierre to attain qualifying times in their bid to secure a spot at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Additionally, with the PANAM Games in Peru quickly approaching, CCCAN also serves as another qualifying opportunity to solidify participation at these games.
On the heels of CCCAN, Delron Felix, Kimberly Ince and Kerry Ollivierre will depart for Gwangju on the South Korean peninsula to compete at the FINA World Championship in mid July. Both Felix and Ince will continue on to the PANAM Games in Peru later in August, while Zackary Gresham, Jenebi Benoit and Anaika Charles will head to Budapest Hungry in August for the FINA World Junior Championships.
July and August are busy months for an increasing number of our swimmers who are gaining additional opportunities to represent Grenada on the international stage. The Grenada Amateur Swimming Association is grateful for the support received from the Ministry of Sports, National Lottery Authority and the Grenada Olympic Committee in order to make it possible for the team to participate at the CCCAN Championship.
The team departs the island on Thursday, 27 June and swim off in the first event on Friday, 28 2019. Head Coach Gerson Escobar assisted by Andrew Hopkin will accompany the team. The team will be managed by Chad Hyson, and GASA’s President Peron Johnson will serve as head of delegation. Divon St Paul, physiotherapist attached to the Ministry of Sport will also accompany the team.
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