Go swim Saint Lucia

By Terry Finisterre, Sport Correspondent

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Terrell Monplaisir

With a new executive having been put in place recently, and confirmation that funding for the National Aquatic Centre has been promised by the Taiwanese government, the sport of swimming is riding the crest of a wave.

Now, with the Minister of Youth Development and Sports having lauded their accomplishments last week in the House of Assembly, local swimming fans have the opportunity to see the island’s best in action.

The Saint Lucia Amateur Swimming Association announced on Monday that it will host the ‘Go Swim’ Developmental Meet from 1pm this coming Saturday at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre.

Eyes will of course be on young Terrell Monplaisir and Katie Kyle, who copped individual medals at the CARIFTA Swimming Championship, as well as Terrell’s medal-winning relay teammates from Sea Jays Swim Club.

According to a release from the Association, “This developmental meet is designed to encourage all swimmers to swim for best times. This will be the continuation of a series of developmental meets designed to encourage swimmers to compete on a regular basis and achieve desired motivational times.”

Some of the top swimmers will be preparing for regional competition this summer, including the Goodwill Championship, the XIX Central American and Caribbean Championships (CCCAN), and the Pan Am Games.

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5 comments

  1. When it comes in swimming thee Australians has been the best for quite sometime now.We should of had a coach from that country to show us the trick in that regard.I even heard that there are some st.lucian students going to one the universities in Australia.Why can't they do some studies in swimming?Then come back to St.Lucia and make a contribution to all the schools on thee island.

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  2. When can we look forward to an aquatic centre in the south?

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