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!
Barbados’ aquatic fraternity can be proud of the stellar performance of our swim team at CCCAN 2017 in Trinidad! The team brought home a total haul of 31 medals (Individual: 9 gold, 8 silver, 10 bronze. Relay: 4 bronze), 1 new CCCAN Record, 1 new National Bdos Record, and 8 new Bdos Age Group Records. Collectively our swim team placed 5th overall, out of a total of 23 Caribbean and Central American countries.
Below is a breakdown of the team’s accomplishments:
11-12 Age Group
SILVER in 200m Breast (2:39.54)
BRONZE in 50m Breast (34.35)
SILVER in 100m Breast (1:14.61)
BRONZE & Bdos Age Group Record in 50m Free (26.65)
Bdos Age Group Record in 50 Fly (30.80)
SILVER in 200m Fly (2:34.84)
BRONZE in 200m Fly (2:35.60)
13-14 Age Group
GOLD & Bdos Age Group Record in 200m Breast (2:28.19)
SILVER in 400m IM (4:50.97)
SILVER in 200m IM (2:16.69
GOLD & Bdos Age Group Record in 50m Breast (30.95)
SILVER in 100m Breast (1:09.48)
SILVER in 200m Back (2:15.80)
BRONZE in 50m Back (31.45)
GOLD in 100m Back (1:07.21)
GOLD in 200m IM (2:28.95)
GOLD, CCCAN Record & Bdos Open Record in 200m Back (2:22.39)
BRONZE in 100m Breast (1:19.21)
15-17 Age Group
GOLD in 50m Back (27.23)
GOLD in 100m Back (58.12)
SILVER in 200m Back (2:08.22)
BRONZE in 200m IM (2:10.93)
BRONZE in 100m Breast (1:06.75)
18 & Over
BRONZE & Bdos Age Group Record in 400m Free (4.00.17)
GOLD in 50m Back (26.48)
GOLD in 100m Back (57.14)
BRONZE in 200m Back (2:09.14)
BRONZE in 200m Free (2:10.75)
11-12 Mixed 200m Relay: Bdos Age Group Record (1:53.03) – Z. Taylor, A. Deane, A. Dunwoody, K. Trotman
13-14 Mixed Relays: Bdos Age Group Record (1:49.38) – M. Clarke, D. Titus, A. Weekes, N. Dunwoody
11-12 Girls 400m Freestyle Relay: BRONZE (4:19.38) – A. Deane, K. Talma, K. Renwick, A. Dunwoody)
11-12 Boys 400m Freestyle Relay: Bdos Age Group Record (4:08.66) -C. Pollard, K. Trotman, O.Sealy, Z. Taylor
12-14 Girls 400m Freestyl Relay: BRONZE (4:10.85) – A. Weekes, Z. Gaskin, D. Treasure, D. Titus
11-12 Boys 400m Medley Relay: BRONZE & Bdos Age Group Record (4:35.17) – C. Pollard, Z. Taylor, O. Sealy, K. Trotman
15-17 Boys 400m Medley Relay: BRONZE (4:02.60) – J. Kirby, J. Walrond, L-S. Weekes, D. St.Prix
20 swimmers will be representing Barbados at the annual Carifta Swimming Championships which will be held this year in Nassau, the Bahamas. The swim team is made up of local and regional division champions, National Youth Awardees, National division and open record achievers, National best achievers, National outstanding overall achievers and features 12 female and 8 male swimmers. The team will be managed by Mrs Fabian Rose and Chaperone is Mrs Josette Holder. The Coaches are Eric Urdaneta and Nelson Garcia.
MAJOR RECENT ACHEIVEMENTS IN THE SPORT: Carifta 2011 four (4) medals, one gold,one silver and two bronze..Won the 11 to 12 boys’ age group champion in all national competitions. Represented Barbados in Puerto Rico at the CCCAN Swimming Championships. Concluded the year by setting a national record in the 200 M butterfly at the Cave Shepherd & Co Ltd Short Course National Championship in December 2011.
GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To be a finalist in all of my events and to medal in at least 4 events.
GOALS FOR SWIMMING: My short term goal is to be the best male junior swimmer in Barbados and the Caribbean.
Gold medalist in the 200 M Breaststroke- at THE BASA LONG COURSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 & 2011, at the ASATT INVITATIONAL T&T, 2011 & The CAVE SHEPHERD & CO LTD SHORT COURSE NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP.
Represented BARBADOS at the GOODWILLSWIM MEET , 2011
GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To Medal in the breaststroke events
GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To represent Barbados at the Olympics
MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT: Member of the record-breaking, gold medal 4x200 freestyle relay team at the 2011 LIME CARIFTA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS; Member of the Barbados team for The CCCAN Swimming Championships, 2011. & a member of the Barbados Swim Team for Carifta 2012.
GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To post personal best times and to medal in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events.
GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To make the qualifying standard for the Youth Olympic Games in 2014.
MAJOR RECENT ACHEIVEMENTS IN THE SPORT: Represented Barbados at the CAC Games 2012, Puerto Rico, The Inaugural Youth Olympic Games 2010 Singapore & the Youth Commonwealth Games 2011 Isle of Man.
GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: “I’ll swim my heart out to get as close to Olympic “A” times as possible and enjoy my very last Carifta!”
GOALS FOR SWIMMING: The greatest achievement for me would be to qualify to swim in a final at the Olympics.
Luis Sebastian Weekes
FULL NAME: Luis Sebastian Weekes
SCHOOL: Harrison College, BARBADOS
DATE OF BIRTH: April 10th, 2000
AGE GROUP: 11-12
SWIM CLUB: PIRATES
MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT: Represented Barbados at Goodwill Swim Meet in Trinidad in August 2011; Was Victor Ludorum at Harrison College’s Swim Meet in 2011 as a First Former; Was age group champion at the Dolphins Swim Meet in Trinidad in December 2011
GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To win medals in the 200 M IM, 200 M BreastStoke and the 200 M Butterfly events and to help the boys’ 11-12 age group to win all of the relays
GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To compete at the Olympics games and to win a gold medal
MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT: Achieved 5 silver & 2 bronze medals at the recent BASA Long Course National Swimming Championship. Participated at the Aquatic Centre International & ASATT Invitational meets.
GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To achieve personal best times and to help my team achieve medals in the relay events.
GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To continue achieving at a high level
MAJOR RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE SPORT: Qualified in 9 events for CARIFTA 2012 and 7 events for CISC (Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships) 2012. Age group champion – The BASA Long Course National Championship 2012. Achieved 5 gold medals & 1 bronze at the 33ème CRITERIUM DES SQUALES 2012 in Guadeloupe; 4 silver and 2 bronze medals at the ASATT Invitational 2011 in Trinidad; 2nd placed age group champion at the Cave Shepherd & Co Ltd Short Course National Championship and the Chefette Stingrays Sprint meets in 2011; Age group champion at the Goodwill swim meet in Trinidad in 2011.
OTHER ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: 1st place in 800 M and 2nd place in 1500 M at the Harrison College house sports.
GOALS FOR CARIFTA 2012: To give my best and to medal in all of my races and to help my team medal in all relays.
GOALS FOR SWIMMING: To show continued improvement year after year and obtain a swim scholarship; To represent Barbados at the Olympics.