A total of 150 swimmers from six Saint Lucian clubs came together over the weekend for the 2016 Capri Sun Short Course/Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Time Trials held at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre.
The event has been dubbed a huge success by the organizers, with seven national records being broken.
Sharks Swim Club claimed another title at the national level, amassing 1283 points, a whopping 476 points ahead of second place finisher and host, Sea Jays. In third place was Racers (685 points), with Lightning placing fourth with 559 points. Sports Academy (188), Southern Flying Fish (173) and Romain Roosevelt Aquatic (2) rounded off the final three spots.
The three-day championship was held in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Amateur Swimming Association, was also trial meet for the selection of Team Saint Lucia that will participate at the 26th edition of the OECS Swimming Championship next month in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The record breakers included TherronHerelle of Racers (Boys 8 and Under 100-Metres Freestyle and 100-Metres Individual Medley), Karic Charles of Lightning (Boys 8 and Under 25-Metres Breast Stroke), Antoine Destang (Boys 8 and Under 25-Metres Butterfly), D’Andre Blanchard of Sea Jays (Boys’ 9-10 50-Metres Breast Stroke), Devin Boodha of Sea Jays (Boys 13-14 50-Metres Breast Stroke) and Katie Kyle of Sharks (Girls’ 13-14 200-Metres Freestyle).
The top group winners were as follows: Males 8 and Under — TherronHerelle; Females 8 and Under — Jasmine Steide; Males 9-10 — D’Andre Blanchard; Females 9-10 – Naima Hazell; Males 11-12 – Allandre Cross; Females 11-12 — Mikaili Charlemagne; Males 13-14 — TerrelMonplaisir; Females 13-14 — Katie Kyle; Males15-17 — Omar Alexander; Females 15-17 — Mikaela Casimir; Males 18 and over — Jonathan Mc Lennon and Females 18 and over — Vernessa Eugene