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.
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.
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
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
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
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 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:
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)
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)
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)
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