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
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.
The Barbados Amateur Swimming Association is pleased to announce our National Aquatics Team for the upcoming Carifta 2018 Championships, taking place in Jamaica on March 14th until April 4th.
Under 16 Male / Female: Fozlo Brewster, Kayla Smith, Anij Brewster, Adonia Marshall, Jack Trevochka, Rihanna Phillips, Sebastian Mayers, Rheanna Walcott, Sumara Benn, Hannah Trotman, Tyra Alleyne, Kirus Layne, Nevaeh Barnett-Waithe
19 & Under Male: Abijah Beckles, Gabriel Mayers, Tyrese Beckles, Darian Maynard, Christian Best, Xavier Smith-Taylor, Jonathan Bryan, Sebastian Mayers, Nathan James, Darian Trotman, Lamar Mayers, Luke Kelshall, Anij Brewster.
The Barbados Team taking part in the upcoming inaugural UANA Swimming Cup in Coral Springs, Florida are making final preparations for what should prove to be an exciting start to the 2018 season of competition. The UANA Cup features a dual meet between the twelve National Federation members of CONSANAT and the twenty-eight National Federation members of CCCAN, with athletes scoring points for their regional associations. The rivalries created by this concept will undoubtedly bring spirit and enthusiasm, as well as outstanding performances in the pool.
Representing Team Barbados are:
11-12 Age Group: Adia Deane & Omari Sealy
13-14 Age Group: Aza Dunwoody, Keilani Talma, Danielle Treasure, Zahra Gaskin, Roan Baker, McCallum Clarke, Tristan Prangell, Kai Trotman & Neil Skinner
15-17 Age Group: Danielle Titus, McKayla Treasure, Nkosi Dunwoody, Jack Kirby, Luis-Sebastian Weekes & Damon St. Prix.
Head Coach: Aisha Norville; Assistant Coach: Ancille Inniss, Team Manager: Andrea Titus; Chaperone: Deborah Talma
This week the Barbados team accepted a generous donation of fleece jackets and pants from our corporate friends at Paints Plus, and we extend a special “thank you” to Mr. Kyle Smith and the management of the company for their support.
The team will leave Barbados on Wednesday morning and the meet takes place from January 19th – 21st. We wish them all the best of luck!!