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Annual Swimming Awards Tomorrow

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ONE of the island’s most successful national sports federations to date, the Saint Lucia Amateur Swimming Association will tomorrow host its annual awards at the Harbor Club in Rodney Bay from 2.00p.m.

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Local swimmers celebrate their championship victory. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

SLASA will create history for being the first National Sports Association to host a sporting awards ceremony at that facility.

Public Relations Officer Sue Monplaisir said the awards will be presented to the top performing swimmers of various clubs for 2017.

Swimmers that represented Saint Lucia at the CARIFTA Swim Championship, CCCAN, Fina Worlds, Fina Juniors Worlds, Goodwill Swim Championship and the OECS Swim Meet will be presented with Certificates.

“The focus however will be on presenting individual awards to the top performing swimmers in various categories to include the top team Player, Most Improved Swimmers, Age Group awards, Stroke Awards, and Swimmer of the year awards. The customary Coach of the Year and The Pat Charles Award will also be awarded,” Monplaisir said.

By all indication, the event is expected to be an exciting one celebrating the success and achievements of swimming in Saint Lucia.”

Members of the CARIFTA Swim Team (Bahamas 2017), the Caribbean and Central America Swim Championship (CCCAN 2017) held in Trinidad and Tobago, the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in the Bahamas, 17th FINA World’s Junior Championship in Budapest, Hungary, 23rd Goodwill Swim Championship in Guyana and the OECS Championship

Some of the familiar names that will be making several trips down the aisle to collect awards include-Antoine Destang, Ziv Reynolds, Omar Alexander, D’Andre Blanchard, Naekeisha Louis Marisa Louisy, JorjaMederick, Sunshine Mauricette, Anya Hilaire, Niama Hazell, JayhanOdlum- Smith, Jamarr Archibald, Devin Boodha, TerrelMonplaisir and Mikaili Charlemange, while Luc Zephir, Jyasi Daniel and Katie Kyle that represented Saint Lucia at a number of championships are currently studying overseas.

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...

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