Swimmers Shine at Open Water Swim

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

The Carenage came alive on Saturday 13th March 2010 at 2pm when the Grenada Amateur Swimming Association held it’s annual cross habour race.

Grenadian Swimmers Shine at Open Water Swim 2010

The Carenage came alive on Saturday 13th March 2010 at 2pm when the Grenada Amateur Swimming  Association held it’s annual cross habour race. The sea was arrayed with colours of yellow, green and  orange caps as thirty nine enthusiastic swimmers dived into the clear cool Carenage water, making their way to Grand Anse  Beach, each trying to outdo the other. Our national swimmers took the lead from the beginning making it on to Grand Anse beach in under an hour,  both male and female, followed by those who were out for the fun and the experience.

At Grand Anse Beach an excited crowd of spectators, supporters and parents awaited their arrival, while enjoying the music and the delicious lunch and drinks on sale by GASA fund-raising  members in support of the CARIFTA swimmers. A loud cheer went up as Esau Simpson was spotted leading Ayesha Noel and Chris Regis to the finish on the beach, closely followed by Kahlil John. They all swam in the 13 – 19 category.

Another cheer went up again as Trent Hubbard  (20 – 29 male) , Richard Regis  (13 – 19 male)  and Julia Bisshops  (20 – 29 female) raced to the finish. Carifta  swimmer Corey Ollivierre (13 - 19 male) was hard on their heels, followed by T.J Calvert in the 20-29 male category, Clare Morrall 30-39 female category, Chinwe Oluonye 13-19 female category and Carifta swimmer Oreoluwa Cherebin in the 11-12 female category, closing the gap with the top twelve all coming in under an hour.

The final swimmer, came in at one hour and forty two minutes and forty seconds.  Well done! They all did their best, had fun and  achieved a life goal - ”Grenadian Iron Man Swim ”.

It was a wonderful time and for those who missed it, it is not too early to start training for 2011 - we accept ages 11 -100 so think about it!

GASA thank our main sponsor the Grenada Bottling Company, the Grenada Port Authority for its assistance and all those who gave donations of time, money, food, tents, tables and kayaks.

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