The Antigua and Barbuda Swimming Federation (ABSF) has announced the members of the National Swimming Team participating in the 34th CARIFTA Aquatics Championships to be held in Barbados April 19th – 24th, 2019.
The team comprises of swimmers Tivon Benjamin, Hailey Derrick, Olivia Fuller, Angelique Gittens, Diallo Marshall, and Lleyton Martin.
All of the team members are holders of national age group records and they all swam very well during the recently concluded National Swimming Championship. In fact, both Hailey and Olivia set new age group records at the Nationals, so we are on the right track.”
He added, “There will be some need for some adjustment by the swimmers because the Barbados Aquatic Centre features a
He noted, “the swimmers are focused, and they continue to prepare for what will undoubtedly be a highly completive meet with top swimmers from across the region.”
President Marshall congratulated the swimmers for their selection to the National Team and urged them to hold the flag high and do the nation proud.
He also called on Corporate Antigua to support the sport of swimming, saying, “I, like everyone else in the swimming fraternity, believe that swimming can produce our first Olympic podium. It, however, takes more
The 34th CARIFTA Aquatics Championships is an approved qualifier for the 18th FINA World Championships 2019 (Gwangju, Korea), and the Pan American Games 2019 (Lima, Peru).