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Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
GASA (Grenada Amateur Swimming Association) wishes to congratulate our four member Carifta Swim Team back from Lime Carifta Swim Championship which was held in Barbados on the 23rd -26th April 2011. They proudly won two bronze medals and placed high in several finals. We also thank Jonas Browne and Hubbards and the Ministry of Sports for making this a dream come through. Although the meet was called Lime Carifta Swim Championship, we were not sponsored by Lime but look forward to being sponsored by them next year for Lime Carifta Swim Championship 2012.
Our Grenadian Swimmers performed outstandingly among some stiff competition from Bahamas, Jamaica and Guadeloupe. Sixteen countries participated in the Championship. Grenada was able to secure to Bronze medals in the 50m backstroke from Nicholas Coard in the 15-17 boys he placed 4th in the 100 back and made finals in the 200 back and 9th place in the 100m free.
Justin Steele also won bronze in the 11-12 boys. Justin was very impressive making us very proud as our flag was flown. He placed 5th in the 100back with a new time of 1:15.33. He improved on all his times in the 200m IM and place 11th in his 50back with a new time of 35:11. He already has his mindset on CCCAN in Puerto Rico. Justin was just amazing and very confident in his swims, he fought hard and was rewarded. He made Grenada very proud.
We were very proud of our breaststrokers Oreoluwa Cherebin and Corey Ollivierre who have moved up in the 13-14 age group fought very hard and were very impressive. They are in the bottom of their age group in which they spend two years. So they have set themselves at the top of their group for next year’s Carifta in the Bahamas.
Oreoluwa was very strong and determined in the girls 50 m breast, she fought hard going in with a time off 37.45 in the prelims and tied for second place, with a new time of 36.91. She place 5th in the finals with an even better time of 36.70 overall, the gold was taken by Jamaica with a time of 34.72 a new record. Oreoluwa also made alternate by placing 9th in the 100m breast and dropped 8 seconds off her 100m fly going in with a time of 1:25 and coming out with a new time of 1:17, she also improved her time in the 2oom breast and 50m fly from 34:59 to 33:9. She is also looking forward to make CCCAN and putting all her efforts towards that.
Corey Ollivierre gave it his best, he swam hard and fast, in the 50m breast he place 9th going in with a time 35:87 and coming out with a new time of 34.68, he place 10th with a new time of 1:18.80 in the 100m breast. He performed very well in the 200m breast going in with a time of 2:54.55 and finishing with a time of 2:50.85. Corey improved on his times and is looking forward to CCCAN, where he can represent his country and he will be working hard towards that.
The Swimmers are:
1. Oreoluwa Cherebin Girls 13-14
2. Corey Ollivierre Boys 13-14
3. Justin Steele Boys 11-12
4. Nicholas Coard Boys 15-17
National Coach: Nataly Regis Sihera
Manager: Pamela Cherebin
Chaperone: Michelle Steele
We give thanks to God and every Grenadian who were lifting us up in prayers, thanks also to the Media. From behalf GASA thanks a million and keep on praying for proper facilities which will enable our swimmers to be able to compete and be among the best in the world , because they are willing, ready and able.
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