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Summons to the IIXX Caribbean Island Swimming Champsionships

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Summons to the IIXX Caribbean Island Swimming Champsionships

Hereby the C.C.C.A.N summons Member Federations of the Caribbean Islands – Surinam, from the South American Swimming Confedeations and Gudeloupe and Martinique, from the French Swimming Federation – participate in the above- mentioned Championship as per the following requirements.

Date: 26th June – July 2, 2010

Venue: Baragua Complex, Pan-American Village, Havana, Cuba

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GASA Announces Top Swimmers 2009

Friday, January 1st, 2010

GASA Announces Top Swimmers 2009

The Grenada Amateur swimming Association is delighted to announce, and congratulate their  female and male swimmer of 2009.  The swimmers were chosen on a combination of individual event top times and performances for their National team.

Top female swimmer is 15 year old Ayesha Noel , a student at St. Josephs Convent , St. George’s. In February 2009 she took  multiple medals at the Barbados Long Course Nationals and in March at CARIFTA in Aruba she qualified for 7 finals breaking the National record in the 200m Backstroke finals in 2.35.72 and in the 400m IM in 5.39.40.. In May at the Barbados Aquatic center meet she took  1 gold in 800m freestyle , 3 silver and a bronze lowering her record in 200m backstroke  to 2.34.95.
In August in Rome she became the youngest swimmer to represent Grenada at a World swim championships and after competing in the 400m, 200m, 100m and 50m freestyle plus 200m backstroke she took the highest placing for the team at 51st in the 400m freestyle.
At OECS in November in Grenada Ayesha took a perfect score of 13 individual gold medals in her age group aiding the team to victory. She finished the year in style at the International Marlins meet in Trinidad taking her first Gold medal at the meet in the 400m I.M., Silvers in 800m, 400m and 200m freestyle, and bronze in 100m freestyle and 200m backstoke. She captured an age group trophy.
Ayesha also retained her Grenada womens Triathalon champion trophy  and won the Grenada Cross Harbour 2009 event.
Ayesha is currently studying for 10 CXC this year and trains with Grenfin Swimming club under coach Nataly Regis . She aims to attend CISC in Cuba in June 2009 , CAC in Puerto Rico in July and the Commonwealth Games in India in October.

Top male swimmer is 15 year old Nicholas Coard who trains in Florida USA under coach Eduardo Fugiwara. In April he qualified for 7 CARIFTA finals in Aruba and captured a silver in 50m backstroke event in 29.58 secs. And bronze in the 200m backstroke in 2.23.03, both National records. In August he became the youngest male swimmer to represent Grenada at a world Championships when he competed in Rome. He smashed his 200m backstroke record in 2.16.65 and swam under the old 100 free record in 55.99 secs. Although unable to swim at OECS in 2009 due to school commitments he now holds National long course records in 200m, 400m1500m freestyle , 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke plus short course yard records in 100m, 200m freestyle, 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, 100m and 200m butterfly. Nicholas aim for 2010 is also to compete at CISC, CAC and Commonwealth Games for Grenada.

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