WITH another school year about to start, the executive of the Saint Lucia Aquatic Federation (SLAF) wishes all students returning to their academic studies all the best in 2019 and beyond.
Congratulations to all swimmers attaining passing grades in their Common Entrance and CXC examinations.
As expressed by SLAF Public Relations Officer Sue Monplaisir to the Federation’s international swimmers Jean-Luk Zephir, Mikaili Charlemagne, Marisa Louisy, Mila Festini Cromer and Antoine Destang: “A keen eye will be kept on you as you all start a new journey with the aim of balancing a higher level of education and swimming.”
Mikaili Charlemagne who is now on a scholarship shared some advice with fellow swim mates: “An athlete (swimmer) who is looking for a sports scholarship must do their best in their field of sport and academics,” she said. “It helps to be active in your school life and to be an outstanding student. Set your goals high so recruiters can see your progress.”
Continuing to strive for excellence is Terrel Monplaisir.
Terrel’s advice: “It’s really not difficult to get a scholarship. Give yourself time to look for the best opportunities. Apply to as many colleges as you can. Keep your academics at a good standard and your swim times down.”
He added, “There are many opportunities on the outside, you just need to find the ones that best suit you. Don’t wait for recruiters to seek you out. Go look for what you want and don’t wait for the authorities to do for you; do what you can do for yourself.”
Both Mikaili and Terrel have been able to secure scholarships from their chosen US swim institutions.
SLAF congratulates them both and wish all its athletes the best in the new cycle of their swim careers.