20 swimmers will be representing Barbados at the annual Carifta Swimming Championships which will be held this year in Nassau, the Bahamas. The swim team is made up of local and regional division champions, National Youth Awardees, National division and open record achievers, National best achievers, National outstanding overall achievers and features 12 female and 8 male swimmers. The team will be managed by Mrs Fabian Rose and Chaperone is Mrs Josette Holder. The Coaches are Eric Urdaneta and Nelson Garcia.

Alex Sobers

FULL NAME: Alex Xavier Sobers

SCHOOL: Deighton Griffith Secondary, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: NOVEMBER 13TH, 1998

AGE GROUP: 13-14

SEX: MALE

SWIM CLUB: THE ALPHA SHARKS

MAJOR RECENT ACHEIVEMENTS IN THE SPORT: Carifta 2011 four (4) medals, one gold,one silver and two bronze..Won the 11 to 12 boys’ age group champion in all  national competitions. Represented Barbados in Puerto Rico at the CCCAN Swimming Championships. Concluded the year by setting a national record in the 200 M butterfly  at the Cave Shepherd & Co Ltd Short Course National Championship in December 2011.

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To be a finalist in all of my events and to medal in at least 4 events.

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: My short term goal is to be the best male junior swimmer in Barbados and the Caribbean.

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Alexis Clarke

FULL NAME: Alexis Clarke

SCHOOL: Queen’s College, Barbados

DATE OF BIRTH: October 14th, 1998

SEX: FEMALE

AGE GROUP: 13-14

SWIM CLUB: PIRATES

MAJOR RECENT ACHEIVEMENTS IN THE SPORT:  Member of the Barbados 2011 Carifta & CCCAN Swim Teams.

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: A podium finish in the 200M Back, to make the CISC qualifying times and best times in all events.

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To compete at the highest level of swimming.

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Amara Gibbs

FULL NAME: AMARA GIBBS

SCHOOL: ST MICHAEL SCHOOL, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: APRIL 13TH 1996

SEX: FEMALE

AGE GROUP: 15-17

SWIM CLUB: TITANS AQUATIC

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT:

  • NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL YOUTH AWARD
  • National record holder
  • Represented Barbados at the LIME Carifta Swimming Championship: 3 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze = 8 individual medals & 4 relay gold medals=12 MEDALS & established 1 age group national record.
  • Represented Barbados at the CAC Games 2010, the Youth Commonwealth Games 2011 & The Panamerican Games 2011
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  • Several times Division Champion and Most outstanding female swimmer at National events

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To medal

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To continue achieving at a high level

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Christian Selby

FULL NAME: CHRISTIAN SELBY

SCHOOL: QUEEN’S COLLEGE, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: MARCH 27TH 1997

SEX: MALE

AGE GROUP: 13-14

SWIM CLUB: PIRATES

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT:

  • NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL YOUTH AWARD
  • THE BARBADOS AMATEUR SWIMMING ASSOCIATION’S MOST OUTSTADNING JUNIOR & SENIOR MALE SWIMMER FOR THE YEARS 2010 & 2011
  • National record holder
  • Represented Barbados at the LIME Carifta Swimming Championship: 1 gold, 1 bronze
  • Also represented Barbados at CISC and CCCAN Swimming Championships
  • Several times Division Champion and Most outstanding male swimmer at National events

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To medal in all events

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To continue achieving at a high level

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Christopher Courtis

FULL NAME: CHRISTOPHER COURTIS

SCHOOL: LAKEFIELD COLLEGE SCHOOL, CANADA

DATE OF BIRTH: February 13, 1994

SEX: MALE

AGE GROUP: 15-17

SWIM CLUB: TRENT SWIM CLUB, CANADA

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT:

  • Established long course Barbados National records in the 9-10 age group in 100 M butterfly, 200 M backstroke, 400 M IM and short course in the 200 M butterfly.
  • Represented Barbados at CARIFTA, CISC & GOODWILL SWIM MEET
  • Established a long meet record in the 1500 M freestyle in Jamaica
  • Canadian Junior and Senior Provincial Qualifier 2011/2012
  • CARIFTA & CISC participant

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To make finals in all three backstroke events and gain a medal

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To continue achieving at a high level

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Damon St. Prix

FULL NAME: DAMON JAQUON ST. PRIX

SCHOOL: COMBERMERE, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: MAY 8TH 2000

SEX: MALE

AGE GROUP: 11-12

SWIM CLUB: THE ALPHA SHARKS

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT:

  • AGE GROUP CHAMPION FOR 4 CONSECUTIVE YEARS 8 & UNDER & 9-10 AGE GROUPS IN ALL MEETS ATTENDED.
  • THE BARBADOS AMATEUR SWIMMING ASSOCIATION’S MOST OUTSTANDING JUNIOR MALE SWIMMER FOR THE YEAR 2011
  • NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL YOUTH AWARDEE FOR 2 CONSECUTIVE YEARS 2010 & 2011 & EMERGING YOUTH SWIMMER FOR 2010
  • MOST OUTSTANDING JUNIOR MALE & AGE GROUP CHAMPION AT THE BASA LONG COURSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To achieve personal best times and to win my first Carifta medal.

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To compete at the Olympic Games

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Deandre Small

FULL NAME: Deandre K. S  Small

SCHOOL: Sagemont High School, USA

DATE OF BIRTH: JANUARY 26, 1996

SEX: FEMALE

AGE GROUP: 15-17

SWIM CLUB: DAVIE NADADORES, USA

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVMENTS: Meeting the standards to represent Barbados at the Carifta Swimming Championships.

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To post best times in all events entered

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To reach my full potential

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Hannah Gill

FULL NAME: HANNAH GILL

SCHOOL: Queen’s College, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: June 29, 1999

SEX: FEMALE

AGE GROUP: 11-12

SWIM CLUB: PIRATES

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS: National record holder 11-12 age group in the 800 M Freestyle, achieved at recent BASA Long Course National Swimming Championship.

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To achieve best times in each of the 7 events I will be swimming and to make finals and contribute to the final medal count.

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To continue to represent Barbados at regional meets and in time travel further abroad to compete at a higher level.

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Jack Kirby

FULL NAME: Jack Kirby

SCHOOL: St Winifred’s, Barbados

DATE OF BIRTH: July 24, 2000

SEX: MALE

AGE GROUP: 11-12

SWIM CLUB: PIRATES

MAJOR ACHEIVEMENTS IN THE SPORT:

  • 10 and under Age Group Champion FLA International Invitational Meet 2011, USA
  • Established 7 Barbados National records.

GOAL FOR CARIFTA 2012: To medal in the Backstroke events at Carifta 2012

GOAL FOR SWIMMING: To compete at the Olympic Games.

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Kai Proverbs

FULL NAME: KAI MICHAELA PROVERBS

SCHOOL: St. Ursula’s, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: April 14, 1998

SEX: FEMALE

AGE GROUP: 13-14

SWIM CLUB: PIRATES

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT:

  • Gold medalist in the 200 M Breaststroke- at THE BASA LONG COURSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 & 2011, at the ASATT INVITATIONAL T&T, 2011 & The CAVE SHEPHERD & CO LTD SHORT COURSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP.
  • Represented BARBADOS at the GOODWILLSWIM MEET , 2011

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012:  To Medal in the breaststroke events

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To represent Barbados at the Olympics

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Kendi Bynoe

FULL NAME: KENDI BYNOE

SCHOOL: HILL TOP PREPARATORY SCHOOL, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: 30TH OCTOBER, 2000

SEX: FEMALE

AGE GROUP: 11-12

SWIM CLUB: THE ALPHA SHARKS

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT:

  • 9-10 AGE GROUP CHAMPION IN THE SHORT & LONG COURSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, The Goodwill Swim Meet 2011.
  • Long & Short Course national record holder in the 100 & 200 M butterfly events, 25 M breaststroke
  • MOST OUTSTANDING JUNIOR FEMALE SWIMMER AT THE 2011 CAVE SHEPHERD & CO LTD SHORT COURSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP
  • MOST VALUABLE FEMALE SWIMMER AT THE 2011 GOODWILL SWIM MEET

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To medal in all events.

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To represent Barbados at the Olympic Games

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Kent Mullins

FULL NAME: KENT KRISTIAN RHYSE MULLINS

SCHOOL: HARRISON COLLEGE, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: 26TH AUGUST 1999

SEX: MALE

AGE GROUP: 11-12

MAJOR RECENT ACHEIVEMENTS IN THE SPORT:

  • GOLD MEDALLIST IN THE BASA LONG COURSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP 2012
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  • GOLD MEDALLIST AT THE 2009 GOODWILL SWIM MEET – GUYANA
  • SECOND PLACED AGE GROUP CHAMPION 11-12 AGE GROU – ASATT INVITATIONAL 2012

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: TO SWIM PERSONAL BEST TIMES IN ALL EVENTS AND TO ACHIEVE INDIVIDUAL MEDALS IN 50 M BREAST, 50 M FLY AND 200 M BREAST STROKE EVENTS

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: CONTINUE TO REPRESENT MY COUNTRY AT MAJOR INTERNATIONAL MEETS

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Kimberley Willoughby

FULL NAME: KIMBERLEY SIMONE WILLOUGHBY

SCHOOL: COMBERMERE SCHOOL, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: MARCH 21, 1997

SEX: FEMALE

AGE GROUP: 13-14

SWIM CLUB: SILVER FINS

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT: Member of the record-breaking, gold medal 4×200 freestyle relay team at the 2011 LIME CARIFTA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS;  Member of the Barbados team for The CCCAN Swimming Championships, 2011. & a member of the Barbados Swim Team for Carifta 2012.

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To post personal best times and to medal in the 100m  and 200m breaststroke events.

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To make the qualifying standard for the Youth Olympic Games in 2014.

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Lee-Ann Rose

FULL NAME: Lee-Ann Marie Ashley Rose

SCHOOL: Queen’s College, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: 24th December, 1994

AGE GROUP: 15-17

SEX: FEMALE

SWIM CLUB: TITANS AQUATIC

MAJOR RECENT ACHEIVEMENTS IN THE SPORT: Represented Barbados at the CAC Games 2012, Puerto Rico, The Inaugural Youth Olympic Games 2010 Singapore & the Youth Commonwealth Games 2011 Isle of Man.

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: “I’ll swim my heart out to get as close to Olympic “A” times as possible and enjoy my very last Carifta!”

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: The greatest achievement for me would be to qualify to swim in a final at the Olympics.

Luis Sebastian Weekes

FULL NAME:  Luis Sebastian Weekes

SCHOOL: Harrison College, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: April 10th, 2000

SEX: MALE

AGE GROUP: 11-12

SWIM CLUB: PIRATES

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT: Represented Barbados at Goodwill Swim Meet in Trinidad in August 2011; Was Victor Ludorum at Harrison College’s Swim Meet in 2011 as a First Former; Was age group champion at the Dolphins Swim Meet in Trinidad in December 2011

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To win medals in the 200 M IM, 200 M BreastStoke and the 200 M Butterfly events and to help the boys’ 11-12 age group to win all of the relays

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To compete at the Olympics games and to win a gold medal

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Matthew Courtis

FULL NAME: MATTHEW COURTIS

SCHOOL: KELLY COLLEGE, UK

DATE OF BIRTH: MAY 4, 1995

SEX: MALE

AGE GROUP: 15-17

SWIM CLUB: KELLY COLLEGE, UK

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT:

  • Established Barbados national records as follows:
    • 8 & under-200 M free, 200 SCM IM;
    • 9-10: 800 M free, 200 SCM back, 200 SCM breast, 200 M freestyle.
    • 11-12: 400 SCM IM, 400 M IM
    • 15-17: Current national record holder in 1500 SCM free and 800 SCM freestyle
  • Represented Barbados at CARIFTA, CISC & THE GOODWILL Swim Meet
  • City of Plymouth: 15yrs old: Established 6 records; 16 years old-6 records
  • Kelly College: 15 yr old: 800 M free record; 16 yr old 200 SCM butterfly record
  • Medalist Scottish Nationals 2011
  • Medalist CARIFTA & CISC
  • Represented Barbados at the Youth Commonwealth Games 2011

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To medal in the 400 M

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Reanna James

FULL NAME: REANNA JAMES

SCHOOL: QUEEN’S COLLEGE, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: JULY 5, 2000

SEX: FEMALE

AGE GROUP: 11-12

SWIM CLUB: THE ALPHA SHARKS

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT: Achieved 5 silver & 2 bronze medals at the recent BASA Long Course National Swimming Championship. Participated at the Aquatic Centre International & ASATT Invitational meets.

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To achieve personal best times and to help my team achieve medals in the relay events.

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To continue achieving at a high level

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Sariyah Sherry

FULL NAME: SARIYAH SHERRY

SCHOOL: HARRISON COLLEGE, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: NOVEMBER 11, 1998

SEX: FEMALE

AGE GROUP: 13-14

SWIM CLUB: THE ALPHA SHARKS

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT:

  • NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL YOUTH AWARD 2011 FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN 2011
  • Achieved 11 gold medals at 2011 Scotia Bank Long Course National Championship, Age group 11-12 champion & the Most outstanding Junior Female Award.
  • Represented Barbados at the LIME Carifta Swimming Championship achieved 3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals while medaling in all events and was division champion.
  • Competed at the FLA Swimming Championship achieved 4 gold & 2 silver and was the 11-12 Division Champion.
  • Victrix Ludorum at the Harrison College School sports.
  • Won the Division Champion at the Powerade Secondary Schools’ Interschool Swimming Championships securing 5 gold medals in the process.
  • Won Division Champion at the Chefette Stingrays Sprint meet and the FINA High point award achieving 7 gold medals.
  • Won Division Champion at the Cave Shepherd & Co Ltd Short Course National Swimming Championship with 12 gold medals, established a record in the 100 & 200 SCM freestyle events.
  • 2012: Age Group Champion at the BASA Long Course National Swimming Championship

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To medal

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To continue achieving at a high level

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Tiffany Titus

FULL NAME: Tiffany Gabrielle Titus

SCHOOL: Harrison College, Barbados

DATE OF BIRTH: April 5, 1999

SEX: FEMALE

AGE GROUP: 11-12

SWIM CLUB: The Alpha Sharks

MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT: Qualified in 9 events for CARIFTA 2012 and 7 events for CISC (Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships) 2012. Age group champion – The BASA Long Course National Championship 2012. Achieved 5 gold medals & 1 bronze at the 33ème CRITERIUM DES SQUALES 2012 in Guadeloupe; 4 silver and 2 bronze medals at the ASATT Invitational 2011 in Trinidad; 2nd placed age group champion at the Cave Shepherd & Co Ltd Short Course National Championship and the Chefette Stingrays Sprint meets in 2011; Age group champion at the Goodwill swim meet in Trinidad in 2011.

OTHER ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: 1st place in 800 M and 2nd place in 1500 M at the Harrison College house sports.

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To give my best and to medal in all of my races and to help my team medal in all relays.

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To show continued improvement year after year and obtain a swim scholarship; To represent Barbados at the Olympics.

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Zabrina Holder

FULL NAME: ZABRINA HOLDER

SCHOOL: THE ST.MICHAEL SCHOOL, BARBADOS

DATE OF BIRTH: 16TH NOVEMBER 1996

SEX: FEMALE

AGE GROUP: 15-17

SWIM CLUB: THE ALPHA SHARKS

MAJOR RECENT ACHEIVEMENTS IN THE SPORT:

  • NOMINATED FOR A NATIONAL AWARD-SENIOR SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR 2010 & 2011
  • WON THE AWARD FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING SENIOR FEMALE AT THE BASA LONG COURSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP & WELL AS AGE 15-17 CHAMPION.
  • ESTABLISHED 2 NEW NATIONAL RECORDS IN THE 100 FLY AND 200 IM
  • REPRESENTED BARBADOS AT THE YOUTH COMMONWEALTH & CAC GAMES

GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: MY GOALS FOR THIS YEAR ARE TO MEDAL IN ALL MY EVENTS AND ESTABLISHED NEW NATIONAL & MEET RECORDS IN THE PROCESS.

GOALS FOR SWIMMING: TO CONTINUE IMPROVING MY TIMES TOWARDS MY QUEST TO QUALIFY FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES

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