At the end of the Carifta Water Polo Championships 2016, the two Barbados teams did Barbados proud and earned themselves and the country 2 Bronze Medals. Nathan James received the Best Defender award in the 16&U division.
Thank you to the host, Trinidad & Tobago for an excellent tournament for the kids.
It was a positive showing by Team Barbados in their 2nd Carifta since our program was revamped 3 years ago. Barbados entered their 16&U team in both the 16&U and 19&U and added 3 16-19 players to help them through. The average age of the team was 15. and they show great promise for the future.
The level of Caribbean Water Polo is back on the rise again with Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica leading this decade, Bahamas, Barbados and Curacao a level below and on the rise again, and Bonaire, Suriname and Guyana recently starting their programs. Bonaire especially showed great promise over the weekend with a Co-Ed team playing against all boys.
The region has a huge potential to make an impact with 8 countries now playing water polo in the Carifta region. A step up is the newly revamped CISC (combined with CAMEX- Central America) and CCCAN (Latin American islands as well) as the qualifiers for Panam Jr’s, Seniors and CAC games. Bright, Bright, Bright future for the Caribbean.
Barbados Jr Boys and Girls will take a few days off to settle back into school and then they will be back at it training for Haba Waba Montreal in July, the 3rd BOIWT in August, Miami Riptides in November and Trinidad/Panama in December. Senior Barbados will also be preparing for the 3rd BOIWT and MIami Riptides in November.
Lots of positives from the guys but a lot of work to put in over the next year to aim for the Gold Medal Game and Gold at the next Carifta, hopefully in Barbados.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF THE SIXTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BARBADOS AMATEUR SWIMMING ASSOCIATION FOR THE YEAR 2016. THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th, 2016 AT 5:50 P.M. AT THE AQUATIC CENTRE, WILDEY, CHRIST CHURCH.
Barbadian swimmers certainly left their mark in the pools of Martinique during the recently held 2016 Carifta Swimming Championships. Despite many of our top swimmers transitioning up into new age groups, we can be nothing short of proud when it comes to their performances. Below are a list of the new Barbadian LC Record holders coming out of the event:
Boys 11-12 100M Breaststroke: McCallum Clarke (1:13:10)
Boys 11-12 200M Breaststroke: McCallum Clarke (2:37:82 & then 2:37:78)
Girls 13-14 50M Backstroke: Danielle Titus (31:24)
Girls 13-14 100M Backstroke: Danielle Titus (1:06:58)
Girls 13-14 200M Backstroke: Danielle Titus (2:24:16)
Girls 15-17 200M Freestyle: Hannah Gill (2:08:54)
Boys 15-17 50M Freestyle: Alex Sobers (24:14)
Boys 15-17 100M Freestyle: Alex Sobers (52:25)
Boys 15-17 4 x 100M Medley Relay: Jack Kirby, Luis-Sebastian Weekes, Damon St. Prix, Alex Sobers (4:03:80)
OPEN Women’s 100M Backstroke: Danielle Titus (1:06:58)
Barbados swam away with 18 Gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze medals at the just concluded XXXI Carifta Swimming Championships in Lamentin, Martinique.
Along with the impressive medal haul the Barbados swimmers also set four CARIFTA records and seven age-group National Records in the process.
Danielle Titus, swimming in the Girls 13-14 age group, won four individual gold medals and three silvers. She also picked up one silver in the relays and three bronze medals.
It was in the backstroke that she shone the brightest as she set a new National and CARIFTA record in the 200m and 100m.
Joining her in the record-breaking act over the weekend was McCallum Clarke who competed in the 11-12 age group. He won five individual gold medals and three bronze, as well as picking up one gold and two bronze in the relays.
He set his record in the breaststroke, replacing the CARIFTA and National records in the 100m and 200m.
Though not setting any records, Alex Sobers won three individual gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 400m freestyles.
The other three national records came when Hannah Gill broke the 15-17 200m freestyle with her bronze medal performance; and the 15-17 4x100m freestyle relay team and 4x100m medley relay teams which included Jack Kirby, Alex Sobers, Damon St. Prix and Luis Sebastian Weekes.
The full swim team is as follows:
11-12 Age Groups Girls: Aza Dunwoody, Ti-Juana Welch, Zahra Gaskin, Danielle Treasure Boys: McCallum Clarke, Tristan Pragnell, Roan Baker, Eric Lashley, Zachary Taylor
13-14 Age Groups Girls: Danielle Titus, Ashley Weekes, Destiny Harding, Zoe Taylor Boys: Nkosi Dunwoody
15-17 Age Groups Girls: Hannah Gill, Alexis Clarke Boys: Alex Sobers, Damon St Prix, Luis Sebastian Weekes, Jack Kirby
Open Water 14-17 Age Groups Girls: Alexis Clarke, Rebecca Lashley, McKayla Treasure Boys: Kobi Talma, Kent Mullins
Management: Head Coach Abdul Sharif, Coach & Open Water Antonio Martinez-Petrolanda, Team Manager Andrea Titus, Assistant Manager/Chaperone Samantha Clarke.