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OECS 2011

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Grenada Amateur Swimming Association announces it’s team, to defend it’s OECS Championship trophy in St. Lucia on the 4th-6th November 2011. The Grenada Amateur and Swimming Association (G.A.S.A) is quite excited to be entering a thirty four member strong  team.

2010 saw Grenada hosting the  Championship, and  retaining the trophy for fifth consecutive year. This year the  Swimmers will be traveling to St. Lucia  to  smash and set some new records and  come back victorious for the sixth year.

Grenada has a very strong team with experienced swimmers, some of whom participated in the Commonwealth Swimming Championship in this October 2010, and others broke and set national records  with gold, silver and bronze medals from Carifta 2011, CCCAN 2011, CYG 2011 in the Isle of Man, Grenfin’s 2011 OECS trials, CISC 2010, CARIFTA 2010, and last OECS 2010.

Our Team has been training non-stop morning and evenings for up to six days a week. The Association has high expectations for this Championship and  the swimmers are in a fighting mode to retain the age group trophies currently held, and  to win a few more. It is also hoped that the team goes on to be declared O.E.C.S Champions for the 6th consecutive year.

This year Antigua was down to host the OECS Championship, but due to circumstances beyond their control they were unable to do so. So St. Lucia kindly agreed to be the 2011 Host. Next year we expect to see the Championship back in Grenada.

Grenada and St. Lucia and Antigua had a fierce for the title for 2010. This year we expect another fight with St. Vincent also having high hopes of  being in the medal count also. St. Lucia has put together their strongest team yet, with their golden girl Danielle Beaubrun to try  their very best to capture the trophy this year, but our Grenadian Swimmers say” No Way they will be coming as a tsunami smashing everything in it’s path.” We have conquered many oceans and swam many seas, so swimming in a pool is no match for we”. So St. Lucia  look out!

The OECS Championships 2011, is guaranteed to be  very competitive and exciting, so G.A.S.A is pleased with the support we have been getting and extend a big thank you to all.
GASA  also congratulates every member on the team and wish them God’s Blessing and the very best!


FEMALE                                      MALE

8 & under                                   8 & Under
Ifeoma Cherebin                      Kris Regis
Idania Hopkin                          Nicholas John
Breann Alexander                    Jenebi Benoit
Meeka Ollivierre

9-10                                              9-10
Kattie Lillie                                  Marco Bagnasco
Angelique Minors                       DelronFelix
Lily Sylvester                               De’ Andre Stephen
Enya Noel

11-12                                           11-12
Gabrielle Paparo                      Justin Steele
Simone La Qua                         Kerry Ollivierre

13-14                                          3-14
Oreoluwa Cherebin                Corey Ollivierre
Valorie Andrews                     Shawn Gabriel
Kendra Moore

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