Carifta 2013 held in Jamaica March 30th- April 3rd

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The Grenada Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) is delighted to announce a ten-member swim team to represent Grenada at the staging of 28th edition of CARIFTA Swim Championship in Jamaica from March 30th- April 3rd 2013.


The Grenada Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) is delighted to announce a ten-member swim team to represent Grenada at the staging of 28th edition of CARIFTA Swim Championship in Jamaica from March 30th- April 3rd 2013.

The Team is comprised of Pool Swimmers; Carifta gold medalist Kerry Ollivierre student of (GBSS), Carifta gold and silver medalist Oreoluwa Cherebin (SJC), Carifta bronze medalist Justin Steele (Westmorland), Simone La Qua (SJC), Katie Lillie (Westmorland), Delron Felix (PBC), Kahlil John (TAMCC) and Marco Bagnasco.

This year, there are four new comers to the team, Pool Swimmers Katie Lillie and Marco Bagnasco in the 11-12 age group, and two in the Open Water; in the 13-14 age group Mia Benjamin and in the  15-17 age group Kahlil John. The newcomers look very promising, with great entry times. They are all full of enthusiasm and confidence. This year’s team has very high potential to bring home medals.

The Pool Swimmers have been hard in training, and had great results at the Etang National Champs and very amazing swims, in the just completed GPSCU Open Water Cross Harbour Swim. The Open Water Swimmers are; Gabrielle Paparo (SJC), Mia Benjamin (Westmorland) and Kahlil John (TAMCC).They have been training vigorously, and are hoping to better their times, qualify for several finals and to medal in their respective strokes.

GASA is very pleased with this promising strong team, we declare God’s blessing for great success and protection. We ask the nation to keep them in prayer, as they go out there to represent us proudly and fly our flag high.

National Swim Team – CARIFTA 2013:

Katie Lillie                      11-12 female

Marco Bagnasco           11-12 male

Delron Felix                   11-12 male

Gabrielle Paparo          13-14 female

Mia Benjamin               13-14 female

Simone La Qua             13-14 female

Kerry Ollivierre           13-14 male

Justin Steele                   13-14 male

Oreoluwa Cherebin     15-17 female

Kahlil John                    15-17 male

Officials:

Coach –  Nataly Regis Sihera

Manage/Doctor- Beverly Nelson La Qua

Chaperone – Pamela Cherebin


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