St Kitts and Nevis announces Team for 31st OECS Swimming Championship

St Kitts and Nevis' team of 6 with 20 swimmers are going to take part in 31st OECS Swimming Championship.

St Kitts and Nevis' team is going to compete in 31st Swimming Championship. (Credits: Everton Obi Powell, Facebook)
St Kitts and Nevis' team is going to compete in 31st Swimming Championship. (Credits: Everton Obi Powell, Facebook)

Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: St Kitts and Nevis Aquatic Federation has announced the team that will represent the Federation at the 31st OECS Swimming Championship. The event will take place from November 10-12, 2023, in Saint Lucia.

As per the information shared by the concerned Federation, “A Team of 20 swimmers will face each other in the forthcoming Swimming Championship in Saint Lucia after competing in the Swim Fest, which was held on November 4, 2023, at Qualie Beach in Nevis.”

From both islands, five swim clubs registered 95 swimmers for the Swim Fest, competed for the Most Magnificent Club Trophy for the races in various categories involving,

  1. Butterfly swimming
  2. Breaststroke swimming
  3. Freestyle swimming
  4. Backstroke swimming

A twenty-one-member team has been named under six age categories, which will include males and females such as,

  • Girls 8 and Under
    Donissa Wilkenson
    Edith Denne
  • Boys 8 and under
    Gaj Leonce
    George Beasley
    Teadrian Tross
    Clijae Christmas
  • Girls 9-10
    Marlie Mc Daniel
    Rylea Lewis
  • Boys 9-10
    Valentino Esposito
    Saulo Sahely
    Nahum Polius
    Greyson Burrell

The categories for ages more than ten years old are as follows,

  • Girls 11-12
    Jazzelle Connor
    Skyla Connor
  • Boys 11-12
    Aunri Pemberton
    Nazanu Chiverton
    Justin Williams
    Austin Williams
  • Boys 13-14
    Troy Nisbet
  • Girls 18 and over
    Jennifer Harding- Marlin

The swimmers are chosen from the Blue Marlin Swim Academy of St Kitts, and for the championship, participants are supposed to reach the Rodney Height Aquatic Centre (RHAC), Gros Islet, Saint Lucia.

Saint Lucia Aquatics Federation (SLAF) organised this 31st OECS swimming championship.

The nation is eager to look forward to the winning team as swimmers from the National Swim Team who will be participating in the 10th Peninsula Swim by next week on November 19, 2023, from White House Bay to Shipwreck.

It is to be noted that the people of the island state have expressed their sentiments and best wishes to the teams and the coaches for the upcoming event.

One of them took it to their social media handle to express that, “It is so amazing and proud to see how far these children have come, and the dedication, commitment and determination they have shown throughout their training is incredible.”