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2013 Cross Harbor Sponsored by (GSPCU) Grenada Public Service Credit Union

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

On Saturday 16thMarch at 1:00p.m an enthusiastic group of seventy two swimmers and spectators gathered at the Financial Complex on the Carenage to witness GASA in collaboration with GSPCU Annual Cross Harbour 2013 Swim.

The race started a little after two, with an anxious group of seventy two swimmers, stroking their way to Grand Anse beach. This year first timer Kerry Ollivierre, led the pack from the beginning with a determine swim. Right behind him were Carifta 2013 qualifiers, Oreoluwa Cherebin, Katie Lillie and Kahlil John, in strong pursuit.

While on Grand Anse beach a large turnout of supporters, kept peering out in the horizon anxiously for a glimpse of the first swimmer. They were entertained with delicious food and great music. Eventually there were shouts of joy as the first swimmer was sighted; he was Kerry Ollivierre in a time of 38:54 followed by Oreoluwa Cherebin in a time of 41.32 and Katie Lillie in a time of 41.35

On the heels of these girls was Kahlil John in a time of 41.39. The race ended with excellent swims from all seventy two sea wearied but exuberant participants, knowing that they have accomplish a tremendous exploit and already making plans for the 2014.

The overall winners were

Female: 1st Oreoluwa Cherebin   2nd Katie Lillie     3rd Gabrielle Paparo

Male: 1st Kerry Ollivierre,        2nd Khalil John     3rd Corey Ollivierre

At the end of the race, a great prize giving ceremony was held by the sponsors GSPCU, with a team of managers and workers, who were on board for the entire Event, helping out in many areas to make this event a success. This year for the first time monetary prices were given out, to the first and second place overall winners, and GSPCU Excel Savings Programme Certificates to the top swimmers, together with medals and trophies.

GASA extends special thanks to our Sponsors GSPCU and others, Grenada Port Authority, Minister Nickolas Steele, Permanent Secretary Mrs. Veda Bruno Victor, Timers, Doctors, Kayakers, the Coast Guard, all volunteers on the sea and the land, supporters, all who donated and prepared food items, Miss Sherma Wells, the Media and members of the Public.

Pamela Cherebin



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Etang National Swim Championship 2013

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Last weekend swimming spectators and fans were treated to some fantastic fast swims, by our nation’s swimmers at the Good Hope Pool. This Championship was hosted by (GASA) Grenada Amateur Swimming Association. This was the association’s first National Swim Event, which was also used as a Carifta Time Qualifier. This Meet was sponsored by ETANG, which is locally owned and manufactured by Grenada Bottling at Tempe. The Championship started from Friday evening and about one hundred and sixty swimmers participated, with some great swims and personal best times by most of our swimmers. Several records were established that evening and the fans were fully entertained. Early Saturday morning the swimmers were back at the Pool again for prelims, hoping to qualify for the afternoon finals and many did. The afternoon session saw the Opening Ceremony and March Pass by the three Clubs, Dolphins, GYA and Grenfin. The Opening remarks was done by Minister Gregory Bowen and ETANG Marketing Manager Aaron La grenade , spectators were able to witness a tremendous amount of records being set, in all the races; as it was the first time this meet was held. On Sunday morning sessions the seniors swam most of their races as finals, with records being set again in all races. The afternoon sessions saw spectators and fans back at the pool again. They all had an enjoyable evening witnessing brilliant swims and partaking of the delicious food, drinks and music provided. The little ones really had a good time, and some fun swims with their parents cheering them on, they too set some new records. The Meet ended with the swimmers dancing the Harlem Shake, to the amusement of the crowd, who also joined in the fun. At the end of the day, there were many winners and all agreed that, they had a great time. Beside the tremendous amount of Meet records set, four Nationals records were broken by Corey Ollivierre one, Simone La Qua one and Oreoluwa Cherebin two. GASA on behalf of the Directors and swimmers will like to thanks our sponsors ETANG, all Officials and supporters and fans who came out to make this meet a success, thanks a million. Grenfin Swim Club placed first overall with 1764 points, followed by Grenada Youth Adventurers 587 points and Dolphins Swim Club with 354 points respectively.

ETANG National Champs High Point Overall Winners Female: Oreoluwa Cherebin Grenfin Swim Club Male: Kerry Ollivierre Grenfin Swim Club Age Group Champions were as follows: 8 & under Girls – Kimberely Ince

Boys – Coby Sylvester 9-10 Girls – Kaiya Ramdhanny Boys – Kris Regis 11-12 Girls – Katie Lillie Boys – Delron Felix 13-14 Girls – Simone LaQua Boys – Kerry Ollivierre 15 & Over Girls – Oreoluwa Cherebin Boys – Corey Ollivierre Pamela Cherebin PRO GASA

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SJC Marian House has Captured Swim Fest Trophy

Monday, February 25th, 2013

SJC St. George's Swim Fest 2013 WINNER

St. Joseph Convent St. Georges held its Annual Swim Fest on Thursday 21st February at the Good Hope Pool. More than eighty swimmers from the four houses participated. The Meet was filled with some exciting swims from Oreoluwa Cherebin, Simone LaQua, Lilly Sylvester, Valorie Andrews and Gabrielle Paparo. The Meet Referee was Nataly Sihera who performed a wonderful job well aided by teachers and parents.

Marian House who has been the defending Champion for the last few years was able to regain the trophy once again with some stiff competition from the other Houses who are bent on dethroning Marian House.

> The Winning House: Marian 300 points
> 2nd place : Xavier 248  points
> 3rd place : Joseph 247 points
> 4th place : Javouhey

12 & Under: Lilly Sylvester         62 points
> 13-14 :       Simone LaQua        68 points
> 15 & over:  Oreoluwa Cherebin  77 points

OVERALL CHAMPION (most points) : Oreoluwa Cherebin – 77 points


1st place Lily Sylvester 62 points
2nd Erin Williams        41 points
3rd Joselle Baptiste     34 points

1st place  Simone La Qua  68 points
2nd place Gabriel Paparo  50 points
3rd place  Nixie Ogilvie     44 points

1st place Oreoluwa Cherebin 77 points
2nd place Valorie Andrews    56 points
3rd place Kassia Abel            38 points

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2013 Swim Calendar

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Grenada Amateur Swimming Association has launched its 2013 Swim Calendar. As usual it is going to be an active year for swimming, starting off with an action pact Meet in January; this is in preparation for selection on the Carifta 2013 Team.

The 28th Carifta Swim Championship, which will be in Jamaica on the Easter weekend. Swimmers will have an opportunity to qualify at three different Meets.

Our local big Meets are:  Annual Cross Harbour, 5k Open water Swim, Inter Primary School Swim Championship,    GrenfiAnnual Meet and InterCollegiateMeet.

Regional Meets are:   Barbados Long Course, Carifta, Barbados Invitational, Trinidad Invitational, OECS, CCCAN, FINA World’s Championship Barcelona and FINA World’s Junior Championship in Dubai

We at the  GASA are still in hopeful anticipation, for proper facilities for our nation’s swimmers; we hope that swimming facilities will be a top priority on the Calendar 2013 by the powers that be.

Pamela Cherebin
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OECS 2012

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Grenada National OECS 2012 Swim Team is off to Antigua today Thursday 8th November 2012, to defend the 22nd OECS Swim Championship in Antigua, after their narrow victory last year.

The team is in very high spirit, having trained hard. They will be accompanied by Coaches Michael Davidson and Carlton Simon and Managers Pamela Cherebin and Beverly Nelson.

The team is expected to capture several age group trophies, and to come back home with the OECS 2012 Championship trophy.

GASA expends a special thanks to all sponsors, and well wishers for making this championship a success. We pray for God’s protection and victory for our team as they leave to represent our beautiful nation, and to make us proud.

Pamela Cherebin
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