Nine swimmers have been selected by the Saint Lucia Aquatics Federation to represent the island at the 2023 CARIFTA Swimming Championship to be held from April 3 to 11, at the Pisina “Enith Brigitha” in Curacao.
The competitors are from Aruba, Bahamas, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and other territories.
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with WORLD AQUATICS Rules 2022 – 2025 in force at the start of the competition.
WORLD AQUATICS Rule SW4.4 shall be applied.
Competitors will compete in the following age groups: 11-12 Female & Male, 13-14 Female & Male, and 15-17 Female & Male.
Following SLAF Independence Swimming Championship and the Meeting Air Caraibes in Martinique, the technical team disclosed the names of the swimmers with the qualifying standards.
These swimmers include;
11-12 Noah Dorville
13-14 Antoine Destang
15-17 Tristan Dorville
15-17 Karic Charles
15-17 Ethan Hazell
15-17 D’andre Blanchard
13-14 Fayth Jeffery
15-17 Naima Hazell
15-17 Naekeisha Louis
SLAF President Eddie Hazell noted, “I acknowledge that it will be a tough championship as most of our swimmers have aged up but I am confident that based on their recent performances and the work they have been putting in, they will continue to make us proud.”
During the period of preparation, the team will be seeking to achieve the qualifying standards for the upcoming CCCAN.
An SLAF official stated that the Association looks forward to preparing its swimmers for this prestigious sporting competition, CARIFTA 2023.