Grenada’s National Swim Team Departs For The 31st Annual OECS Swimming Championship in St. Lucia

PR – The thirty-first OECS Swimming Championships  begin tomorrow afternoon, Friday November 10th at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre in St.  Lucia. The national team comprises thirty-four athletes accompanied by two coaches, Gerson  Escobar and Chris Regis, along with other team officials. 

Three of the athletes based abroad, along with a small contingent from Grenada have already  landed in St. Lucia yesterday evening, while the final batch of contingent is scheduled to arrive  today. 

The thirty-four-member team comprises swimmers from six age groups: 8 and under male and  female, 9 -10 male, and female, 11-12 male and female, 13-14 male and female, 15-17 male and  female, and 18 and over male and female. 

On Tuesday the Honourable Mr. Ron Redhead, Minister for Youth, Sports, and Culture, met with  the swimmers at the Good Hope Swimming Pool, St. Paul’s to congratulate them and wish them  well prior to their departure. Through the support received from the Government of Grenada with  additional assistance from corporate Grenada, namely Ariza and Grensure the team is poised to  travel and compete in the Games. 

The athletes are in high spirits for the weekend’s competitions as they have been engaged in  ongoing intense training and anticipate a positive outcome. 

The weekend’s championships end on Sunday 12th November. 

The Grenada Amateur Swimming Association extends its best wishes to the team.