Kentreal Kydd, 15, one of SVG’s upcoming Para-swimmers, competed in his first regional competition in Barbados, May 27 to 29.
He was among four Black Sands Swim Squad athletes who took part in the 30th Annual Aquatic Centre International Invitational 2022 swimming championships.
Kydd swam a personal best time — 1:31.66 — in the 100m freestyle and 38.15 in the 50 freestyle.
Carifta silver and bronze medalist Kennice Greene competed in 10 individual events in the girls 13 to 14 year age group and put in a dominating performance, winning 5 gold medals (200 IM, 100 free, 100 fly, 50 fly and 50 free), 3 silver medals (50 back, 200 free, 100 breast) and 2 bronze medals (50 breast and 100 back).
While doing so, Greene reset two of her own SVG National records in the 100 freestyle, swimming a time of 1:01.93 and the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:41.21.
She came back to SVG proudly carrying a trophy awarded for being the overall champion in her age group.
Jamie Joachim, also a Carifta silver medalist, put in a strong performance, also in the girls 13 to 14 years age group.
Joachim competed in 9 events, winning 3 gold medals (50 back, 100 back and 200 back) and 4 silver medals (200 IM, 100 free, 100 fly and 50 fly).
Joachim also did some record re-writing by breaking her own SVG national record in the 100 backstroke in a time of 1:13.01. Swimming in the Boys 9 to 10 years age category, Kione Deshong put in some good performances but did not medal.