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CCCAN Swim Championship: Ten Swimmers To Represent Saint Lucia In Barbados

Image of Terrel Monplasiair

Ten swimmers with a minimum of Two Triple ‘A’ times, qualified will represent Saint Lucia at the 2019 edition of the Caribbean and Central American (CCCAN) Swim Championship in Barbados.

Team Saint Lucia includes 11 – 12 year old Karic Charles and Tristan Dorville; 13 – 14 year old D’ Andre Blanchard, Ziv Reynolds and Naima Hazell, all swimming six events each.

Image: Sports 2019 - Swimming CCCAN 2019 –D Andre B/ Karic/ Trisan Dorville (l-r) D‘Andre Blanchard, Karic Charles, Tristan Dorville (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
Sports 2019 – Swimming CCCAN 2019 –D Andre B/ Karic/ Trisan Dorville (l-r) D‘Andre Blanchard, Karic Charles, Tristan Dorville (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

In the 13 – 14 age category, Naekeisha Louis will be swimming 5 events with 15 – 17 year old Mikaili Charlemagne swimming 7 events, Ethan Dyke Elliott will swim 4 events, Jayhan Odlum Smith 5 events and Terrel Monplaisir 8 events.

Preparation for CCCAN commenced after the Carifta Swim Championship to include additional pool training sessions and mental training exercises.

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Image: Sports 2019 – Swimming CCCAN – Ethan 1/Jayhan/Terrel 2 – (l-r) Ethan Dyke - Elliott, Jayhan Odlum Smith, Terrel Monplasiair (Photo: CE/ Anthony De Beauville)
Sports 2019 – Swimming CCCAN – Ethan 1/Jayhan/Terrel 2 – (l-r) Ethan Dyke – Elliott, Jayhan Odlum Smith, Terrel Monplasiair (Photo: CE/ Anthony De Beauville)

Though a touch competition June 28th to July 2nd in Barbados with well-seasoned swimmers throughout the region and Central America including teams from the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Panama, Jamaica, El Salvador and Cayman Islands to name a few, team Saint Lucia will remain well focused and positive with the agenda at hand.

The swimmers will be accompanied by Team Manager Tessa Louis-Charles, Head Coach Brian Charles and Chaperone Sabrina Odol.

Image: Sports 2019 – Swimming CCCAN – N Louis/ Naima 1/ Maki 1/Ziv Reynolds (l-r) Naekeisha Louis, Naima Hazell, Mikaili Charlemangne, Ziv Reynolds (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
Sports 2019 – Swimming CCCAN – N Louis/ Naima 1/ Maki 1/Ziv Reynolds (l-r) Naekeisha Louis, Naima Hazell, Mikaili Charlemangne, Ziv Reynolds (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Saint Lucia Aquatics Federation, President Eddie Hazell commented “The swimmers are all in good spirits and aiming for individual goals. SLAF continues to provide the necessary support and wishes them success through this journey.”

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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