A successful Synchronised Swimming Coaches’ Clinic was held in Bridgetown Barbados from December 5-9 at the Headquarters of the Barbados Olympic Association. The Clinic, organised by the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association to further develop resources for the maintenance and sustenance of Synchronised swimming on the Island, was ably conducted by Mrs Khadija Cutcher from Synchro Canada.
Ten participants were in attendance which included two participants from Trinidad & Tobago. At the conclusion of the Clinic participants commented that they had learnt a lot and in the case of Barbados will structure the local programme around information obtained from the clinic. The Participants from Trinidad & Tobago vowed to get the discipline going in that Country and will keep in close touch with Barbados for the necessary support.
Mrs Cutcher is pictured here in this photograph with the Participants.
From left to right standing: Victoria Coles, Monet Jerry-Lovell (T&T), Johann Jerry-Lovell (T&T), Marianne Browne, Sitting from left to right: Morgan Browne, Khadija Cutcher (course presenter), Dana Sikkens. Missing from the photograph is Mallory Peterkin.
28 records was the final tally at the close of the 2011 CAVE SHPEHERD & CO LIMITED SHORT COURSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP which included three women’s open national records established by ZABRINA HOLDER and LEE-ANN ROSE.
DANIELLE TITUS of the girls’ 8 & under established 7 records from her 8 events and emerged as the most prolific record breaker of the Championship. Eight records were established in the 9-10 age group with DAMON ST PRIX claiming 6 of them and KENDI BYNOE & JACK KIRBY one each. SARIYAH SHERRY & ALEX SOBERS were the record breakers in the 11-12 age group as Sherry set two new marks and Sobers one.
ZABRINA HOLDER & AMARA GIBBS set 6 new marks in the 13-14 age group with Holder writing her name on five of them and Gibbs one. LEE-ANN ROSE was the only record breaker in the girls’ 15-17 age group and set one new mark which was also a new women’s open national record. Two of Holder’s records were also new women’s open marks.
AGE GROUP CHAMPIONS
GIRLS’ 8 & UNDER: DANIELLE TITUS: 70 POINTS
BOYS’ 8 & UNDER: NKOSI DUNWOODY: 72 POINTS
GIRLS’ 9-10: KENDI BYNOE: 103 POINTS
BOYS’ 9-10:DAMON ST PRIX:102 POINTS
GIRLS’ 11-12: SARIYAH SHERRY: 108 POINTS
BOYS’ 11-12: ALEX SOBERS: 146 POINTS
GIRLS’ 13-14: ZABRINA HOLDER: 106 POINTS
BOYS’ 13-14: CHRISTIAN SELBY: 153 POINTS
GIRLS’ 15-17: LEE-ANN ROSE: 99 POINTS
BOYS’ 15-17:JOSHUA COLES: 83 POINTS
WOMEN 18-24: JADE GREGORY-MCKENZIE: 45 POINTS
MEN 18-24: KYLE McEACHNIE: 18 POINTS
MEN 25 & OVER: BRADLEY BROOMES: 36 POINTS
MOST OUTSTANDING SWIMMERS
MOST OUTSTANDING JUNIOR FEMALE: KENDI BYNOE: 48 POINTS
MOST OUTSTANDIND JUNIOR MALE: DAMON ST PRIX: 62 POINTS
MOST OUTSTANDING SENIOR FEMALE: ZABRINA HOLDER: 3217 POINTS
MOST OUTSTANDING SENIOR MALE: CHRISTIAN SELBY: 2767 POINTS
TWO more records fell by the wayside with the junior end of the pool dominating the 4th day’s proceedings of the CAVE SHEPHERD & CO LTD SHORT COURSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS at the Aquatic Centre, Wildey.
8 & under swimmer DANIELLE TITUS in the first event of the night ripped home in record time in the 200 SCM freestyle in a time of 2:36.58. She swam 6 seconds faster than Inayah Sherry in 2006 when the record at that time was 2:42.83. Next came DAMON ST PRIX’S turn in the 400 SCM freestyle who outwitted the field to post a time 3 seconds faster than Christian Selby did in 2008 for the boys’ 9-10 stopping the clock at 4:46.53 over Selby’s 4:49.01.
Alex Sobers, Zabrina Holder and Ashley Weekes all had near misses of records in their events. Sobers in the 200 SCM fly finished the race in 2:25.77, twenty three split seconds off of the record. Holder in similar fashion posted a time of 2:20.56 and was 22 split seconds off her record of 2:20.34 posted in 2010. 8 & under swimmer Ashley Weekes posted 43.66 in the 50 SCM breaststroke .47 split seconds off the target time 43.19 established by Deandre Small in 2005.
The meet continues today and Sunday beginning at 4:00 PM.