Saint Lucia bags 11 medals at Central American-Caribbean Amateur Swimming competition 

Under the watchful eye of Team Manager Cheryl Dorville, Head Coach John Mc Lennon, Massage Therapist Sabrina Odol and support parents, a team of seven swimmers rose to the challenge of swimming either their best times, advancing to finals, medaling or breaking records.

Saint Lucia bags 11 medals at Central American-Caribbean Amateur Swimming competition 
Saint Lucia bags 11 medals at Central American-Caribbean Amateur Swimming competition 

Castries, Saint Lucia: The (CCCAN) Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming 2022 competition was staged in Barbados at the Barbados Aquatic Center. Officials of the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports were on hand to welcome them at the GFL Charles Airport.

Under the watchful eye of Team Manager Cheryl Dorville, Head Coach John Mc Lennon, Massage Therapist Sabrina Odol and support parents, a team of seven swimmers rose to the challenge of swimming either their best times, advancing to finals, medaling or breaking records.

Several countries including Trinidad, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, El Salvador and Aruba participated in the CCCAN Championships. Team Saint Lucia represented not only their clubs and the Aquatics Federation, they represented Saint Lucia. 

SLAF congratulates Karic Charles, Ethan Hazell, D’Andre Blanchard, Naima Hazell, Tristan Dorville, Mikaili Charlemagne, Fayth Jeffrey and Jayhan Odlum Smith on an amazing representation of Team LCA.

Achieving a total of 11 medals the team stood proud.

Jayhan Odlum Smith contributed 2 gold medals in the 50m and 100m butterfly. He also took his place on the podium with a bronze in the 50m freestyle. Mikaili Charlemagne took the silver placement in the 50m butterfly whilst Fayth Jeffrey stood tall in the Bronze placement in the 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke. 

Tristan Dorville confidently took the Silver medal in the 50m butterfly and 2 bronze in the 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly. Naima Hazell took charge and obtained a silver medal in 50m breaststroke.

Age Group Records were set by Tristan Dorville in the 200IM (2:18.50), 200m Freestyle (2:00.62), 50m backstroke (28.99), 100m Freestyle (54.22), 100m butterfly (58.24). Mikaili Charlemagne also set new age group records in 50m Fly (28.87), 200m Freestyle (2:16.96), 100m Freestyle (59.92), 50m Freestyle (27.29), 100 butterfly (1:06.60). 

Mikaili’s 100m Free was also a National Record. D’Andre Blanchard joined his teammates in setting a new age group record in the 200IM (2:17.37).

With a team of 7 swimmers their overall placement was 13th out of 25. SLAF remains extremely proud in the consistency of performance from its swimmers and pledges to work assiduously towards the development of its athletes.