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Sharks Win Again

Image: Sharks Swim Club celebrates their victory on Saturday. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

SHARKS Swim Club once again proved they are the number one swim club on the island as they emerged champions of the inaugural Sharks Swim Club/Oliver Gobat Individual Medley Strong (IMS) with 534 points.

Image: Sharks Swim Club celebrates their victory on Saturday. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
Sharks Swim Club celebrates their victory on Saturday. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Sharks were 163 points ahead of their closest rival, Sea Jay Swim Club on 371 points and third place Lightning Aquatic on 306 points.

The one-day meet, which attracted over 150 swimmers from six swim clubs, has been dubbed a huge success by the organizers. Some of the island’s leading swimmers took to the pool, including the six-member team that will represent Saint Lucia at the Central America and Caribbean Swimming Championship in Trinidad and Tobago next week.

Junior Swimmer of the Year, JayhanOdlum-Smith, set a new record in 50-metres Fly in a time of 27:44 seconds.

The following swimmers were awarded with trophies for winning the 100-metres and 200-metres IM-Boys 11 and Over: TerrelMonplaisir (Sea Jays) 200-metres IM in a time of 2 minutes 22:13 seconds; Theron Herelle 100-metres IM in a time of 1 minute 24: 32 seconds; Girls 11 and Over 200-metres IM Katie Kyle (Sharks) in a time of 2 minutes 39:60 seconds; and Girls 10 and Under 100-metres IM Jasmine Steide (Sharks) in a time of 1 minute 40:03 seconds.

Image: (l-r) Relay winners in the Under-11 Boys category: Racers (bronze), Lightning (gold) and Sea Jays (silver). Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
(l-r) Relay winners in the Under-11 Boys category: Racers (bronze), Lightning (gold) and Sea Jays (silver). Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

The final points standing were: Sharks 534 points (Boys 315/Girls 219), Sea Jays 371 points (Boys) 114/Girls 257), Lightning Aquatic 306 points (Boys 145/Girls 161), Racers 261 (Boys 61/Girls 200), Sports Academy 108, (Boys 72/Girls 36), RR Aquatic 100, (Boys 42/Girls 58) and Boys Training Centre 23.

Ross Stevenson, a representative for The Oliver Gobat Fund, told The VOICE that the fund is there to support the youth of Saint Lucia and to help them succeed.

“Sports are great for the youth; it gives them a sense of purpose. We support athletics, cricket, swimming, boxing, swimming, the whole mix… Over the last 30 months, we have raised about $190,000, most of which has been disbursed.”

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

2 Comments

  1. Just two corrections to the posted article. Therron Herelle who won the boys 100 M IM, swims with the RACERS Elite Swim Club. Also, Racers boys scored 200 points overall and the girls scored 61 points.

  2. Another Correction: The photo of the relay teams says Racers is Bronze and Seajays are silver when in fact, Racers was 2nd (Silver) and Seajays was 3rd (Bronze).

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