A huge success is how one can describe the performance of
Blue Marlins Swim Club has described as “huge success” the performance of its athletes at the annual Gallagher Invitational National Swim Championships held Feb. 17 to 20 at the Shrewsbury Aquatic Centre.
The squad, boasting a cadre of young swimmers, proved their dominance in a number of categories.
Skylar Byron, swimming in the 8 and under girls’ category, captured both the individual and sprint challenge titles. Taj Henry was able to do the double as well in the 8 and under boys’ category, taking both the individual and sprint challenge titles. Belle Adams secured the girls’ 9-10 individual title and Jadon Hamilton won the boys’ individual title in the 9-10 category. Tayeah st.Hillaire also gave an outstanding performance, winning the girls’ 9-12 sprint challenge title.
A number of other swimmers, including Alyssa Davis, Kmar Rose, Jod Baker, Frencille Davis, Yohan Haynes, Malique Mayers, Darryl pope, Aedryon Sam and Ezron Quashie, took part in the keenly contested event.
“A number of these swimmers gave a good account of themselves by securing medals and doing personal best times,” the club said.
Caghry Williams, last year’s 8 and under, double 8 and under individual and sprint challenge winner, placed second this year in the boys’ 9-10 individual category. Samiya Jacobs, competing in the 7-8 girls, Tru Mathias — 7-8 boys, Rolene Sam — 9-10 girls and Tayeah St. Hiiaire –11-12 girls also placed second in their individual categories. Raya Adams, swimming in the 4-6 category, J’Nyah Rose, in the 7-8 girls category, and Saj Caesar, in the boys 7-8 boys, had notable performances, placing third overall in their individual categories.
Overall, the team amassed 933 points in the competition.
Coach Tamarah St. Hillaire, elated at the team’s magnificent performance, said that hard work brings success and that the swimmers did a great job and that once they keep pushing they can only get better.
An ecstatic coach Rickydeane Alexander also expressed his excitement and satisfaction at the teams’ performance.