Eight newcomers in 30-member Jamaica CARIFTA swim team

By February 28, 2019

Jamaica has named a 30-member swim team for the 2019 Carifta Swimming Championships to be held at the Barbados Aquatic Centre in Bridgetown Barbados from April 20-23.

Open Water competition will commence on April 24.

Twenty-six swimmers have been selected for competitive pool swimming and 10 for Open Water swimming, which means six athletes will swim both pool and Open Water.

Among those doubling up are Zaneta Alvaranga, Naomi Eaton Daniel Mair, Jordane Payne and Britney Williams. Chester Adams, Raine Hopkins, Zachary Randle and Adrian Balfour will also compete in the open-water swim.

Mair won bronze at the 2018 CCCAN Swimming Championships 2K event.

The outstanding Nathaniel Thomas the Tornado Swim Club and Alvaranga headline the swim team comprises 18 locally based swimmers and eight who are based overseas.

A number of swimmers are making their national debuts. They include:

11-12 Girls: Saidah Brown of the Marlins Swim Club, Giani Francis of Y-Speedos Swim Club, Emma Marston of Y-Speedos Swim Club, Christanya Shirley of Y-Speedos Swim Club and Leanna Wainwright of SailFish Swim Academy.

11-12 Boys: Nelson Denny of Tornados Swim Club and Brady McPherson Lewison Unattached.

13-14 Boys: Zachary Jackson-Blaine of Tornados Swim Club.

 The remainder of the team is comprised of:

11-12 Girls- Kokolo Foster of Tornados Swim Club.

13-14 Girls - Zaneta Alvaranga of Kaizen Swim Club.

Morgan Cogle of Jupiter Dragons (Overseas based)

Sabrina Lyn of tornados Swim Club

Safiya Officer of Swimaz Aquatics Swim Club

13-14 Boys - Jaedon Lynch (Overseas based), Daniel Mair of Tornados Swim Club and Nathaniel Thomas of Tornados Swim Club

15-17 Girls - Brianna Anderson of YSpeedos Swim Club, Naomi Eaton Unattached (Overseas based),

Emily MacDonald Unattached (Overseas based), Simone Vale (Overseas based), Britney Williams of Swimaz Aquatics.

15-17 Boys - Cameron Brown (Overseas based), Jordane Payne of YSpeedos Swim Club, Kyle Sinclair of YSpeedo Swim Club, Nicholas Vale (Overseas based).

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