The 23rd annual Aquatic Centre International swimming meet started this evening at the Barbados Aquatic Centre and continues tomorrow and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. respectively.
Fresh off an impressive showing at the CARIFTA Games in Aruba, the Barbados swimmers are set to showcase their best performances at home, and with competition coming from four other Caribbean islands, fans can expect a highly competitive weekend of swimming.
The meet is an approved qualifying event for the upcoming second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, and while Barbadian swimming talents Christian Selby, Alex Sobers, Amara Gibbs, Zabrina Holder and Hannah Gill have already achieved “B” qualifying times for this prestigious international event, hopes remain optimistically high that other swimmers will earn their spots on this elite team.
The Aquatic Centre International is also a lead-in to the imminent Caribbean Island Swimming Championships (CISC) being hosted in Barbados in late June, which will see more than 800 regional participants and officials visiting the island for two weeks of thrilling aquatic action. (PR)