THE Rodney Height Aquatic Centre was alive this past weekend, as the Seajays Swim Club hosted the 4th Annual Karen Beaubrun Swim Meet with support from Cox and Company.
With six clubs participating, to include the Southern Flying Fish, Sharks Swim Club, Sports Academy, Lightning Swim Club, RR Aquatic, Unattached Swimmers and the Seajays Swim Club, the executive felt the energy and results proved to be a well worth it event.
According to Sue Monplaisir of Seajays Swim Club, the meet also gave the participating swimmers the final opportunity to make time standards for the possible selection of the Goodwill Swim Championship to take place in Barbados next month.
The highlights of the meet saw the Seajays swimmers emerging as overall winners of the event for the second consecutive year amassing 1468.5 points; the Sharks Swim Club followed with 976 points; Lightning Aquatic with 600 point; RR Aquatic 293.5 points; Southern Flying Fish 208 point and Sports Academy with 40 points.
Further highlights included 4 Age group records broken by Mila Festini Cromer in 100 metre Back, Therron Here in 50 metre Back and 100 Back and Karic Charles in 50 Breast.
Swimmers achieving Individual high points were 6 and Under Zaina Brathwaite and James Sylvester, 7 to 8 age group Mila Festini Cromer and Thaeden Antoine.
In the 9 to 10 year old, Maya Brathwaite and Isabelle Esper tied for 1st place girls with Karic Charles being the top male scorer in the age group.
Further top individual points went to 11 -12 year old age group Catlin Polius and Nathan Vigier, 13 -14 Marisa Louisy and Allandre Cross and 15 – 17 Age Group Eden Crick and Terrel Monplaisir.
In recognition of Coach Karen Beaubrun, the Seajays Swim Club invited each club to select one swimmer who stood out with being a team player and exhibiting good sportsmanship.
The recipients of the Karen Beaubrun Award went to Yannick Layne of the Lightning Aquatics, Natayla Guillaume of the Sharks Swim Club, Amber Mitchell of the RR Aquatics, Prasamsa Surapaneni of Southern Flying Fish and Kaela George of the Seajays Swim Club.
The culmination of the meet event will take place this Sunday at the Yacht Club where swimmers are expected to compete in a 1K, 3K, and 5K swim.
A special highlight of the Open Water swim will be the Charity Swim geared towards assisting the TOGS foundation. Media Personalities Christian Wayne of the Star and Terry Finisterre of FLOW and HTS have committed to swimming. Coach Brian Charles, Peter James and Romain Roservelt will also take to the water to lend to this leg of the event.
The Club is ecstatic of its accomplishments thus far in 2018 and looks forward to hosting the OECS swim trails later this year.