Black Sands Dominate National Invitational Swimming Championships

34 swimmers from Black Sands Swim Squad competed in the FLOW SVG National Invitational Swimming Championships which took place on the 14-18 August 2019 at Shrewsbury Aquatic Center.

84 swimmers from 5 swimming Clubs took part in the meet and for the 6th consecutive year, Black Sands Swim Squad were crowned the 2019 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. This fantastic medal count was accompanied by the following swimmers breaking SVG National records.

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 record.

Aaron DeFreitas broke the 50 Freestyle National record.

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.

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