(PRESS RELEASE) – St. Lucia Aquatics Federation celebrated 41 years of independence this past Sunday March 1st, at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Center.
Approximately 140 swimmers from 6 clubs, namely Seajays Swim Club, Sharks Swim Club, Lightning Aquatics, RHAC Swim Club, Southern Flying Fish and RR Aquatics competed at the swim challenge in an effort to improve their times. The swim challenge also served as a last chance for swimmers to attempt to achieve the qualifying times set by SLAF to represent Saint Lucia at the upcoming Carifta Swim Championship scheduled for April 11th to the 15th 2020.
SLAF congratulates the Seajays Swim Club on their win with 694.5 points followed by The Sharks Swim Club with 542.50 points and Lightning Aquatics taking 3rd place with 493 points.
Three records were set by 11-12 year old swimmer Tristan Dorville. Tristan held the most recent records in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly. He broke it again with a time of 25.76 in the 50 Freestyle and a time of 1:03.38 in the 100 Butterfly.The 3rd record broken was the 200IM which was previously held by Terrel Monplaisir set in 2015. Tristan set the new record at 2:21.53 for the 11-12 age group SC record.
With all efforts made to swim the qualifying times for Carifta, there were no additional names added to the list of swimmers qualifying for the 2020 Carifta Team.
SLAF has scheduled the meeting this week to ratify the swimmers making the qualifying times. The team chosen to represent St. Lucia will be announced in the upcoming days.