Grenada names three newcomers to 2019 CARIFTA swim team

By March 20, 2019

Three newcomers - Sara Dowden, Nathan Fletcher and Eli Zerpa - have been included on Grenada’s 13-member team to the 2019 CARIFTA Swimming Championships to be held in Barbados from April 11-25.

The 13 were selected following the conclusion of the National Swimming Championships on February 25th and the Time Trials event hosted on by GASA on March 9th.

The full team is comprised of Sara Dowden and Nathan Fletcher in the Girls and Boys 11-12. In the Girls and Boys 13-14  Anaika Charles, Zackary Gresham, Gabrielle Hyson, Parshawn Haynes, Kimberly Ince, Ariann Clouden, Meeka Ollivierre and Mia Neckles were the swimmers selected.

Meanwhile, in the Boys 15-17 Thabo Antoine, Jenebi Benoit, Eli Zerpa were the selectees.

Official team training began on March 13th at the Good Hope Pool in St. Paul’s.

The team, along with five members of the Grenada National senior team are also down to compete at the upcoming Central American & Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation Championship (CCCAN) from July 1 – 5th.

Joining the National squad for CCCAN in Barbados are locally based senior swimmers Delron Felix and Dajenel Williams, along with US Based swimmers Orelouwa Cherebin, Kerry Ollivierre, and Corey Ollivierre.

During this period of preparation, the senior swimmers will also be seeking to achieve the qualifying standards for the upcoming PANAM Games from July 26 to August 11.

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