Tropical Shipping supports local swim meet

Kyle Dougan, head coach of Black Sands Swim Squad, receives the check from Cedric McIntyre, island manager, Tropical Shipping, as Black Sands Swim Squad swimmers look on.

On Sept. 15, Cedric McIntyre, island manager, Tropical Shipping presented a cheque to Kyle Dougan, head coach of Black Sands Swim Squad as a sponsor of this year’s OECS swimming trials to be held Sept. 28 to 30 at the Shrewsbury Aquatic Center in Ratho Mill.

The invitational competition, the Scotiabank-Tropical Shipping Invitational Swim Meet, will feature some of SVG’s fastest swimmers, all trying to secure their spot on the national team to compete at the OECS Championships in Antigua.

At the presentation at the Shrewsbury Aquatic Centre, with swimmers present, McIntyre said it was a privilege to be able to make a meaningful contribution to the development of swimming in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

He said Tropical Shipping was very happy to make such a donation, adding that it falls under the company’s corporate social responsibility policy emphasizing youth entrepreneurship, sports, learning and educational initiatives.

Tropical Shipping has been serving the St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Caribbean for over 50 years.