Raymond Edwards is the lone swimmer representing Barbados at the 19th Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India next month. The 19 year old breaststroker clinched qualifying status in the 200 M breaststroke event at the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) held this year in Havana, Cuba when he stormed the field to win the gold medal.
The former Deighton Griffith/ Foundation School student will be competing in all three breaststroke events: 50, 100 and 200 M breaststroke. Edwards, now a student of The Barbados Community College is a national record holder and a double gold medalist at the Carifta and CISC Championships. He also represented Barbados at the 2ND FINA Youth World Championship held in Monterrey, Mexico in 2008. Raymond will be departing Barbados for the games on September 27th with his Coach Antonio Martinez.
Above:Newly elected President of CCCAN poses with The FINA President, Dr Julio Maglione, at the Central American & Caribbean Games (CAC) July 2010 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
Errol Clarke of Barbados was elected President of CCCAN from among a slate of candidates which included The President of the Mexican Swimming Federation, who subsequently withdrew his candidature in support of Errol, and the Chairman of the CCCAN Diving Committee. Errol; as his attached curriculum vitae indicates; brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the post.
Mr. Clarke has created history as an Official and Administrator of Aquatic sports:
He is the first person from the English speaking Caribbean to be a Member of the FINA Technical Swimming Committee.
The first Official from the English speaking Caribbean to Referee in swimming at an Olympic competition.
The first person from the English speaking Caribbean to be elected President of CCCAN in its 63 year history.
The first Administrator in swimming from the English speaking Caribbean to be recognised by FINA for his contribution to Aquatic Sports.
The Barbados Amateur Swimming Association extends warm congratulations and joins with his many well wishers around the Globe to wish him a productive and successful tenure.
We also congratulate the newly elected members of the CCCAN Executive Team.