THE Rodney Height Aquatic Centre was a hive of swimming activity this past weekend when Sea Jays Swim Club hosted the inaugural Karen Beaubrun Championships. The event was organised in honour of “Coach Auntie Karen” who coached the Sea Jays swim club for over ten years and passed away in 2011.
Sanctioned by the St. Lucia Amateur Swimming Association and sponsored by Cox and Company, DIGICEL and 1 Audio Inc over 80 swimmers from the major swim club partipated in an exciting day of developmental and competitive swimming.
According to Dr. Christopher Beaubrun ,of Cox and Co. the top club wasLightning Aquatics followed closely by Sea Jays. Sharks placed third followed by Racers Southern Flying Fish and then Sports Academy.
Beaubrun said: “Many of the top swimmers who have recently starred at the CARIFTA and CCCAN Swim Championships were on display demonstrating how St. Lucia was able to return with so many medals”.
The meet is part of SLASA’s developmental swimming programme. Swimming now goes into the summer hiatus.
Top group winners were – 8 and under Girls, Zoe Bernard – Lightning Aquatics, KarissaRamkhelawan Lightning Aquatics and Krishna Surapaneni – Southern Flying Fish. 8 and under boys, Karic Charles (Lightning Aquatics) and TheronHerrelle (Racers) and Ethan Hazel – Lightning Aquatics. 9-10 Girls, Naima Hazel – Lightning Aquatics, JorjaMederick – Racers and Sunshine Mauricette – Sea Jays Swim Club, 9-10 boys, D’Andre Blanchard – Unattached, Akim Ernest – Sea Jays Swim Club and Ziv Reynolds – Unattached.
11-12 Girls, Katie Kyle – Sharks Swim Club, Mikaili Charlemagne (Lightning Aquatics) and Shalini Joseph (Sports Academy), 11-12 Boys, Terell Monplaisir – Sea Jays Swim Club, Jamarr Archibald – Sea Jays Swim Club and Andre Samuel – Lightning Aquatics. 13-14 girls, Abigail Brown – Sea Jays Swim Club, Veronica Brown – Sea Jays Swim Club and MikaelaCasimir – Sharks Swim Club. 13-14 boys, Devin Boodha – Sea Jays Swim Club, Nicholas McLennon Racers, NyeemRosemond – Sharks Swim Club. 15-17 girls, Thalia Bergasse – Sea Jays Swim Club, 15-17-Boys, JohnathanMclennon. 18 and over Girls – Claire Tenge