At the recently concluded 2018 Goodwill Swimming Championships, Barbados was
awarded the Age Group Champion trophy in 4 Age Groups and had several second
and third place finishes.
It would be a clean sweep of the top 3 placements in the 8 & under girls with Heidi
Stoute being the winner, amassing 29 points from the 5 events contested. Second
place would go to Jaiya Simmons with 28 points while Ayobami Leon Barker would
finish in 3 rd with 24 points, tied with Guyana’s Shareefah Lewis.
Nikolai Sisnett with 4 gold medals from 5 events would be the champion of the 8 &
under boys, finishing with 40 points. Second place was a tie between the Bahamas
Maxwell Daniels and Trinidad’s Rylan Thomas, with 28 points each while Tariq
Greenidge of Barbados would finish in 4 th place with 26 points.
Kenyah Deane would be the lone placement for Barbados in the 9-10 age group,
finishing in 3 rd place overall with 42 points. The age group title went to Christanya
Shirley of Jamaica (67 points). Heidi Baker would finish in 4 th place with 22 points.
In the 13-14 age group, Takiyah Weekes was 2 nd overall with 39 points behind
Trinidad’s Isabella Edwards with 48 points while 3 rd place went to Liya Moncur of
the Bahamas. Christopher Pollard and Eli Zerpa would swap gold and silver medal
positions throughout the meet but Pollard’s performance was strong enough to
eventually earn him the title of Age Group champion with 55 points while Zerpa had
to settle for 2 nd place with 50 points.
In the 15-17 age group, Ashley Weekes and Destiny Harding, having medaled
between them in every event contested, were awarded the first and second place
trophies respectively. Weekes’ finished with 63 points while Harding secured 53
points. The 3 rd place went to Trinidad’s Courtney Lawrence with 31 points.
With solid performances all round from the team, Barbados would finish in 2 nd
position with 983 points. The overall winner was Trinidad with 1,242 points while
the Bahamas finished in third with 633.50 points.
The final qualifying time trials for the upcoming Goodwill Swimming Championships were held last weekend at the Aquatic Centre, and coming out of the Technical Meeting held on Tuesday, the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association is pleased to announce the National Team that has been selected and ratified for this regional meet in August.
8 & Under Girls: Jaiya Simmons, Heidi Stoute, Ayobami Leon-Barker, Amiya Harrison
8 & Under Boys: Tariq Greenidge, Nikolai Sisnett, Jacob Gollop, Brennan Watson
9-10 Girls: Kenyah Deane, Heidi Baker, Melanie Walkes, Rylan Marville
9-10 Boys: Jayden Lavine, Jaden Johnson, Matthew DaCosta-Hinds, Joshua Ross
11-12 Girls: Kyla Beckles, Kimberly Griffith, Amelia Mayers, Toni Walrond
11-12 Boys: Storme Collymore, Ethan Roachford, Khaleb Gaskin, Charlie Williams
13-14 Girls: Takiyah Weekes, Chara Hinds, Kayla Renwick, Kayla Smith
13-14 Boys: Christopher Pollard, Eric Lashley, Jake Chee-A-Tow, Elijah Mahy
15-17 Girls: Destiny Harding, Ashley Weekes, Shannan Smith, Shirkeitha Hunte
15-17 Boys: Nathan James, Jalani Blenman, Matthew Mayers, Keon Jessamy
HEAD COACH: Darny Olalde-Hernandez
ASSISTANT COACHES: Ancille Inniss, Henderson Clarke
TEAM MANAGER: Samantha Clarke
TEAM CHAPERONE: Gale-Ann Weekes
The 2018 Goodwill Swimming Championships are being held in Barbados from August 17th – 19th at the Aquatic Centre. We will be welcoming teams, officials and supporters from St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas, Suriname, Guyana, Grenada & Jamaica, for what promises to be a weekend of keen competition and regional sportsmanship!
The Barbados Amateur Swimming Association (BASA) recently held it’s Annual General Meeting at the Barbados Aquatic Centre, and is pleased to announce the election of the following individuals as Officers of the Federation for the 2018 – 2020 period.
PRESIDENT: Mr. Anthony “Tony” Selby
1st VICE PRESIDENT: Mrs. Cicely Chase-Harding
2nd VICE PRESIDENT: Mrs. Samantha Clarke
SECRETARY: Mrs. Pamela Mullins
TREASURER: Mrs. Anne-Marie Burke Brewster
The Barbados Amateur Swimming Association is proud to announce our National Swimming Team for the upcoming CCCAN Swimming Championships, to be held in the Aruba June 29th – July 06th, 2018.
11-12 GIRLS: Amelie Baker, Adia Deane, Mill-Jo MacDonald & Adara Stoddard
11-12 BOYS: Omari Sealy
13-14 GIRLS: Aza Dunwoody & Danielle Treasure
13-14 BOYS: Roan Baker, McCallum Clarke, Niel Skinner, Tristan Pragnell
15-17 GIRLS: Danielle Titus
15-17 BOYS: Nkosi Dunwoody, Luis-Sebastian Weekes
Amelie Baker, Girls 12-13
SWIMMING COACHES: Ancille Inniss & Henderson Clarke
TEAM MANGER: Andrea Titus
CHAPERONE: Adua Kinch
OPEN WATER COACH: Harold Lewis
OPEN WATER TEAM MANAGER: Wendy Baker