Team Barbados for CCCAN 2019

Team Barbados for CCCAN 2019

The Barbados Amateur Swimming Association is pleased to announce our National Team for CCCAN 2019! Our heartiest congratulations to the athletes representing Barbados in Water Polo, Artistic Swimming, Open Water & Swimming!

Dates of Competitions:
SWIMMING: June 28th – July 2, 2019
ARTISTIC SWIMMING June 24 – 27, 2019
WATER POLO: July 4 – 8, 2019
OPEN WATER: July 3 & 5, 2019




Barbados’ Goodwill Swimmers Grab Top Spots

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.

Barbados Swim Team for Goodwill Championships Announced

Barbados Swim Team for Goodwill Championships Announced

It’s a full team for Barbados! 

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


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!

BASA’s New Executive for 2018-2020

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