Disabled Kids In The Mix.
THE Sea Jays Swim Club this year participated in Tri Saint Lucia, a sporting activity geared towards supporting the development of the swimming worldwide through strong relationships with continental and national federations and working with its partners to offer a balanced sport development programme from grassroots to a high-performance level.
Club members had an exciting time competing in this multi-discipline sport involving a continuous race over various distances in the three disciplines of swimming, cycling, and running. A standard triathlon is made up of a swim, followed by a cycle ride and then a run.
The most self-rewarding time of the event for the Sea Jays Swimmers was the participation in supporting kids with disabilities as they took part in the 3rd Children Development and Guidance Center Tri Saint Lucia Aquathlon. These kids chosen by CDGC suffer from a variety of disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Bifida and Paraplegia.
Dr. Kim Gardner-Sadoo, Director of the Center, took thanked the Sea Jays Swim Club’s parents and swimmers.
“It was our third year being part of the event and by all reports the kids had a blast,” she said. “This event is an important one for our children to see and feel that there is ability in their disability and for the public to know that we can participate, too. We hope to do this annually and look forward to Sea Jays Swim Club’s support.”
President of the Sea Jays Swim Club, EldrisMauricette, also thanked the CDGC for allowing the swimmers the opportunity to make a difference in their lives.
“I think they all enjoyed the experience. Most of them were there last year, so this time they were more comfortable and engaging. We look forward to this wonderful collaboration next year,” Mauricette said.
Sea Jays Swim Club is a unified dominant force in the sport of swimming in Saint Lucia and is one of the longest established swim clubs with membership of over 40 swimmers.