2017 Goodwill Swim Team

2017 Goodwill Swim Team

The Barbados team for the 2017 Goodwill Swim Meet has been ratified, and final preparations are underway for the event which will be held from August 18 to 21, at the National Aquatic Centre in Liliendaal, Guyana.

 

8 & Under Age Group

GIRLS: Rylan Marville, Jaiya Simmons, Allysa Roachford, Xian Trotman

BOYS: Matthew DaCosta-Hinds, Chaddain Sandiford, Jun Mikami, Tariq Greenidge

 

9 – 10 Age Group

GIRLS: Kenyah Deane, Heidi Baker, Chelsie Deane, Toni Walrond

BOYS: Khaleb Gaskin, Amani Millar, Charlie, Williams, Joshua Ross

 

11-12 Age Group

GIRLS: Amelie Baker, Kyla Beckles, Takiyah Weekes, Adara Stoddard

BOYS: Cian Hickey

 

13-14 Age Group

GIRLS: Shirkeitha Hunte, Chara Hinds, Zoe Taylor, Nyomi Boxhill

BOYS: Eric Lashley, Niel Skinner, Jack Kelshall, Nathaniel Roach

 

15-17 Age Group

GIRLS: Rebecca Lashley

BOYS: Keon Jessamy, Matthew Mayers, Kyron Richards, Xavier Straughn

 

MANAGEMENT TEAM

HEAD COACH: Darny Olalde Hernandez

ASSISTANT COACHES: Ancille Inniss, Russell Walton

TEAM MANAGER: Trisha Millar

CHAPERONES: Kathleen Beckles, Anthony Walrond, Gail-Ann Weekes

2017 BASA Open Water Classic

2017 BASA Open Water Classic

Despite the windy conditions, swimmers got to enjoy a bright and sunny morning of swimming in Carlisle Bay, for the 2017 BASA Open Water Classic 5K and 1.25K races.

17 competitors participated in the 5K race, including CCCAN open water swimmers Nathaniel Roach, Eric Lashley & Danielle Clarke. Young Nathaniel & Eric led the men the entire race, and were first to hit the board at the end with times of 1:10.17 and 1:10.23 respectively. Danielle was the first female to cross the finish line with a time of 1:18.15.

In the 1.25K race a total of 50 swimmers took to the crystal blue waters of Carlisle Bay. On the men’s side the pack was led the entire race by the foursome of Luis-Sebastian Weekes, Jack Kirby, Nkosi Dunoody and Karsten Marsten, who subsequently finished in that same order (15.56, 16.05, 16.08, & 16.22) . The ladies were brought home by Danielle Treasure in a time of 19.59, with Takiyah Weekes (20.08) & CCCAN open water swimmer Amelie Baker (20.09) taking second and third respectively.

Here are the complete age group results and times for the day’s events.

BASA OPEN WATER CLASSIC 2017 – RESULTS

View more images from the day on our Facebook page.

 

The 2016 Barbados Carifta Swim Team Finalized

The 2016 Barbados Carifta Swim Team Finalized

The Barbados Amateur Swimming Association is proud to announce our National Swimming Team for the 2016 Carifta Swimming Championships to be held in Martinique on March 24th– 26th, 2016. We offer our congratulations to all of the competitors and look forward to great performances in 3 weeks.

SWIMMERS
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 Clark
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

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SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING
12 & Under Female Team
Savannah Berridge
Samaiyah Forde
Gracie Foster
Matilde Janoha
Sophia Simpson
Kenya Franklin
Nia Morris
Hailey Mahy

MANAGEMENT
Head Coach – Morgan Brown
Assistant Coach / Manager – Fiona Bethell
Chaperone – Nicole Simpson

BASA’s 2015 List of Awardees

BASA’s 2015 List of Awardees

The 2015 BASA Awards and Dinner were held at the Radisson Aquatica on February 8th, 2016. The Barbadian aquatic fraternity came together to honour and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of it’s swimmers, water polo players and synchronized swimmers in 2015. The complete list of honourees is as follows:

CARIFTA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Leah Martindale Trophy – Most Valuable Swimmer
Danielle Titus (Age Group Champ, 89 FINA points, 7 Golds, 2 Silvers, 2 Bronze, 3 Records)

The Victor Norville Memorial Trophy – Best Overall Swim
Alex Sobers (765 FINA Points)

Best Female Performance in Open Water Swimming
Alexis Clarke (3rd Overall 15-17 Age Group)

Best Male Performance in Open Water Swimming
Damon St. Prix (1st Overall 13-14 Age Group)

Best Water Polo Performance
Xavier Smith-Taylor

Most Improved Committed Water Polo Player
Simon Wilkie

CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP
Best Overall Female Performance in an Individual Swim
Hannah Gill (703 FINA Points)

Best Overall Male Performance in an Individual Swim
Alex Sobers (760 FINA Points)

Most Valuable Swimmer
Nkosi Dunwoody (Age Group Champion, 6 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze, 2 Records)

Best Female Performance in Open Water Swimming
Alexis Clarke (1st 14-17 Age Group)

Best Male Performance in Open Water Swimming
Kobi Talma (6th 14-17 Age Group)

Most Improved Synchronized Swimmer
Samiyah Forde

PAN AM GAMES 2015
Best Overall Female Performance in an Individual Swim
Lani Cabrera (697 FINA Points)

Best Overall Male Performance in an Individual Swim
Alex Sobers (768 FINA Points)

THE 16TH FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Best Overall Female Performance in an Individual Swim
Lani Cabrera (705 FINA Points)

Best Overall Male Performance in an Individual Swim
Alex Sobers (724 FINA Points)

THE GOOD WILL SWIM MEET
Most Valuable Female Swimmer
Aza Dunwoody (Points: 74, Events: 10)

Most Valuable Male Swimmer
Zachary Taylor (Points: 73, Events: 9, Meet Record: 1)

Most Motivated Swimmer
Shannon Smith

YOUTH COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Best Female Performance in an Individual Swim
McKayla Treasure (515 FINA Points)

Best Male Performance in an Individual Swim
Damon St. Prix (682 FINA Points)

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015
Avion Jordan

OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015
Barbara Denise Myles

SPONSOR OF THE YEAR 2015
Banks Holdings Ltd.

COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2015
Antonio Petrolanda

WATER POLO COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015
Natalia Parris

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015
Fiona Bethell

MOST OUTSTANDING JUNIOR FEMALE 2015
Danielle Titus

MOST OUTSTANDING JUNIOR MALE 2015
Nkosi Dunwoody

MOST OUTSTANDING SENIOR FEMALE 2015
Hannah Gill

MOST OUTSTANDING SENIOR MALE 2015
Alex Sobers

2015 NATIONAL RECORD BREAKERS
Alexis Clarke
McCallum Clarke
Christopher Courtis
Nkosi Dunwoody
Hannah Gill
Jack Kirby
Rebecca Lashley
Kent Mullins
Akeem Nurse
Christian Selby
Alex Sobers
Damon St. Prix
Kobi Talma
Danielle Titus
McKayla Treasure
Ashley Weekes
Jumar Walrond
Luis Sebastian Weekes

SPECIAL AQUATIC CENTRE 25TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD
Abdul Sharif

Barbados Junior Water Polo Team Takes Silver in Trinidad

Barbados Junior Water Polo Team Takes Silver in Trinidad

Barbados Water Polo Junior Team is Making Waves

The Barbados Water Polo Under- 14 Mixed team (boys and girls) competed at the Trinidad Water Polo Nationals in December 2015 and returned home with a trophy and  silver medals. This was the first competition experience for the team and the fact that they competed against an all-boys team made the silver medal placing even more gratifying. The team Coach was Natalia Parris and Kim Smith was Manager. A group of supportive and excited parents accompanied the team to Trinidad.

The 2015 swimming season ends on a high note

The 2015 swimming season ends on a high note

The Barbados swimming fraternity closed out the 2015 short course swimming season over the weekend, and what an ending it was! With 17 National Age Group Records and 1 Overall National Record being smashed, our swimmers were in fine form! We offer our congratulations to every one of the competitors for their best efforts and personal achievements over the course of the 6 days of competition.

Additionally, we salute Nkosi Dunwoody, Luis Sebastian Weekes, Danielle Titus, Ashley Weekes, Rebecca Lashley and Damon St. Prix for their individual record-setting performances.

And finally, we offer our heartiest congratulations to the mixed age group relay team of Damon St. Prix (14), Kent Mullins (15), Akeem Nurse (17) and Alex Sobers (16), for setting a new Barbados National SC 4×50 Freestyle Relay Record!

 

The new SC records are as follows: 

11-12 Boys

100M IM Nkosi Dunwoody (1:05:31)

200M IM Nkosi Dunwoody (2:18:81)

400M IM Nkosi Dunwoody (4:52:74)

50M Breaststroke Nkosi Dunwoody (32.31)

200M Breaststroke Nkosi Dunwoody (2:31:48)

100M Breaststroke Nkosi Dunwoody (1:10:27)

 

11-12 Girls

200M IM Danielle Titus (2:29:32)

400M IM Danielle Titus (5:17:14)

200M Breaststroke Ashley Weekes (2:49:06)

100M Backstroke Danielle Titus (1:05:21)

200M Backstroke Danielle Titus (2:24:13)

 

13-14 Boys

100M IM Luis Sebastian Weekes (1:01:18)

200M IM Luis Sebastian Weekes (2:13:45)

200M Breaststroke Luis Sebastian Weekes (2:25:38)

50M Butterfly Luis Sebastian Weekes (26:88)

50M Freestyle Damon St. Prix (24:32) (tied Christian Selby’s existing record)

 

13-14 Girls

200M Breaststroke Rebecca Lashley (2:49:18)

 

MENS NATIONAL SC 4X50M FREESTYLE RELAY (1:37:99)

Damon St. Prix, Kent Mullins, Akeem Nurse, Alex Sobers