Castries, Saint Lucia: Seven members of the Saint Lucia CARIFTA Swim team and three officials return home just after midnight (12.15 a.m.) Friday 14th April 2023. The team arrived via Port Castries from Martinique on Express D ’Isle after another successful outing, despite the many traveling challenges coming back to Saint Lucia.
The 36th edition of the Carifta Swim Championship took place in Curacao over the Easter weekend. Team Saint Lucia wrapped up the four days of competition on Sunday night with another dominant performance by Antoine Destang in the Boys 13 – 14 age group.
Overall Saint Lucia captured seven gold / three silver, and one bronze to finish 5th on the medal table, and the Combined team points 9th overall with 155. The medal winners for Saint Lucia: Antoine Destang – 7 gold / three silver. Naima Hazell: 1 bronze.
In awards presented – Antoine Destang picked the award for the most point (84) for 13-14 boys. He was also awarded the FINA Performance trophy for boys 13-14.
The Saint Lucia squad in Curacao: Noah and Tristan Dorville / Fayth Jeffrey / Naima and Ethan Hazell / Antoine Destang / Karic Charles / Neikeisha Louis and D’Andre Blanchard. The Technical staff: David Peterkin (Coach) and Sabrina Odol (Manager/Chaperone).
Meanwhile, the Ministry for Youth Development and Sports extends congratulations to the entire team and technical staff for their outstanding performance at the 36th edition of the Carifta swimming championship.
The Bahamas will host the 37th edition of the Championship, on April 2024, from the Communication Unit of the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports.
Sunday April 16, 2023, was recognized internationally as Good Deeds Day. Good Deeds Day is a global celebration that unites people from more than 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet.
In recognition of this day, the ALRYSC decided to give back to the community through an initiative we call ‘Ice Cream Smiles’. Sponsored by Ferrands ice cream, the initiative focused on spreading love and camaraderie by awarding ice-cream cones, in exchange for smiles. This initiative was well executed and well received by the people. Huge thank you to Ferrands ice cream for the donation. It was very much appreciated.
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