National Swimmer Kimberly Ince Departs for Tokyo 

PR – Sixteen-year-old  Kimberly  Ince,  the  youngest  athlete  to  represent Grenada at  the Olympics, departs  for Tokyo  on Saturday  July  17th.   She  joins fellow swimmer Delron Felix and 4 other Athletes to form the team representing Grenada  at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.  

Kimberly’s introduction to swimming started at the age of 6 as a member of the GRENFIN Swim  Club. As a young swimmer; she immediately demonstrated a natural ability in the pool and over  the  years  she  steadily  progressed  becoming  one  of  the  top  female  swimmers  on  island.   Her  dominance in the pool, afforded her the opportunity to represent Grenada Regionally at OECS,  CARIFTA,  and  Central  American  and  Caribbean  Amateur  Swimming  Confederation  (CCCAN)  competitions where she obtained several medals at these top regional events. In 2019 Kimberly  competed at the 18th FINA World Championships held in Gwangju, South Korea and obtained a  personal  best  time  of  1:09.85  in  the  100  M  Backstroke. Later  in  2019  Kimberly  represented  Grenada  at  the  Pan  American  Games  in  Peru  with  another  outstanding  performance  in  the  backstroke.  The  year  2020  was  extremely  challenging  for  this  young  swimmer  as  a  result  of  COVID 19. She was only afforded the opportunity to compete at one international meet which  was the UANA Swimming Cup held in Peru. 

Kimberly, a  form 5 student at  the St.  Joseph Convent St. George, is currently sitting her CSEC  examinations. This exemplary athlete demonstrated extreme discipline and diligence  this past  year  as  she  balanced  the  rigors  of  school  and  training  in  her  final  year  of  secondary  school.    Fulfilling  one  of  her  aspirations  of  becoming  an Olympic  swimmer  for Grenada,  Kimberly will  compete  in  her  favourite  stroke,  the  100  M  Backstroke,  on  Sunday  July  25th.      The  Grenada  Amateur Swimming Association congratulates Kimberly on  this momentous achievement, and  joins the nation in placing all our support behind her as she departs the island on Saturday 17th July to join the rest of the Team.