Swimmers from Black Sands Swim Squad made up 34 of the 84 athletes that competed in the FLOW SVG National Invitational Swimming Championships, Aug. 14 to 18 at Shrewsbury Aquatic Centre.

The swimmers represented five swim clubs and for the sixth consecutive year, Black Sands Swim Squad were crowned Club Champions.

There were many personal best swims swam at the event and BSSS totalled a medal count of 190 medals: 87 Gold, 68 Silver and 35 Bronze. 

Alex Joachim broke 7 records in the age 15 to 16 category and also broke 5 SVG national records.  

Mya DeFreitas broke 3 records in the girls 13 to 14 age group and also broke 2 SVG national records.  

Eltonique Leonard broke 3 records in the girls 8 and under group.

Kevern DaSilva broke 3 records in the girls 11 to 12 age group.

Abigail Deshong broke 2 records in the girls 11 to 12 group.

Shane Cadogan broke the 100 freestyle national records.  

Aaron DeFreitas broke the 50 freestyle national records.  

Eltonte Leonard broke the 50 meter butterfly record in the boys 11 to 12 age group.

BSSS Coach Kyle Dougan said he was over the moon with the results from ALL BSSS swimmers over the 5-day competition. 

He said that swimming in St Vincent and the Grenadines has now got to a very high standard from all the swimming clubs and he is looking forward to the continued improvements from our young athletes.