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Mega 6 Jackpot Winner’s Plans Will Be Going Swimmingly

Robert Myers, 64, sees himself as an “Honorary Bajan.” Born in the UK, he has visited and lived in Barbados for the past 40 years. “Despite travelling extensively, this island is my place in the sun,” he said, whilst considering his Mega 6 jackpot winnings, which total a whopping BDS$2,115,000. Myers said that his big […]

Artistic swimmers in the pool on Sunday

Five Barbadian young ladies head to the 2018 CARIFTA Swimming Games in Jamaica to represent their country in the little-known sport of Artistic Swimming. Synchronized swimming was officially renamed in 2017 by the governing body FINA. Samaiyah Forde (14), Nia Morris (13), Hailey Mahy (13) and Gracie Foster (12) were part of the historic team […]

Swimmers receive awards, high praise

Several of Barbados’ top junior and senior swimmers were rewarded for their outstanding performances last year, during the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association’s Awards Ceremony held at the Radisson Aquatica Resort on Sunday. The Barbados swim team which took part in the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Nassau, Bahamas, featured prominently during the ceremony with Danielle Titus […]

St Cyprian’s, St Angela’s rule the pool

Last year’s victory was so nice, St Cyprian’s Boys had to do it twice, retaining their title as kings of the 2017 Purity Primary Interschool Swimming Champions at the Barbados Aquatic Centre. It took a total of 138 points for the boys from Brittons Hill to secure victory over their closest challengers St Angela’s who […]

CARIFTA splash

Nine countries, and over one hundred athletes, will come together for the historic staging of the inaugural CARIFTA Triathlon, Aquathlon and Mixed Relay Championship scheduled for this weekend at the Barbados Aquatic Center in Wildey, St Michael. During this morning’s media launch at the Barbados Olympic Association, president of the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes, […]

Bajan swimmers finish sixth

Host country Trinidad & Tobago topped the Caribbean countries competing in the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships (CCCAN) that came to a close at the National Aquatic Centre on Sunday. The twin-island republic won a total of 50 medals that included 16 gold, 19 silver and 15 bronze medals and was among five countries […]

29 swimmers for championships

Thirteen female and 16 male swimmers will be representing Barbados at this year’s Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships in Trinidad and Tobago between June 22 and July 3. The swim team will be captained by Alex Sobers and Lani Cabrera in the pool, while the open water swim team is captained by Rebecca Lashley. […]

When sport saves lives

FINA, the International Swimming Federation, has recognized that almost four hundred people drown on a yearly basis and has taken steps to sensitize its member countries through an initiative called Swim for Life. This is according to National Sports Council swim coach, Adele Price, who recently returned home from Thailand where the course, the first […]

Holder dominant at Campus Games

National record holder Zabrina Holder was unstoppable in the pool during the University of the West Indies Inter Campus Games at the Aquatic Centre, Wildey, Sunday. Holder, who had the pleasure of wearing Barbados’ national colours at previous CARIFTA Games, Youth Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games, was outstanding for University of the West Indies, Cave […]

Results: Carifta 2017 Swimming Championships

11-12 Age Group Keilani Talma – Silver 200 Fly Aza Dunwoody – Bronze 200 Fly Zachary Taylor – Bronze 200 Breaststroke; Silver 100m Backstroke; Bronze 100m Breaststroke; Silver 200m Backstroke; Christopher Pollard – Bronze 100m Butterfly; Gold 200m Butterfly; Bronze 200m Backstroke   Zachary Taylor, Christopher Pollard, Kai Trotman and Omari Sealy – Silver 4 […]

Swimmers cop 39 medals

A total of 39 medals comprised of 12 gold, 16 silver and 11 bronze was the final tally for Team Barbados in the pool at the end of four days of gruelling competition in the 32nd CARIFTA Swimming Championships at the Betty Kelly-Kenning Complex in the Bahamas last night.  In the first event of the […]

Titus, Dunwoody splash gold

The first event to be contested on the third night of the 32nd CARIFTA Swimming Championships at the Betty Kelly Kenning Aquatic Centre, Nassau, Bahamas, Monday, was the 200m individual medley and repeating their gold medal performances from the previous night in the 400IM were Danielle Titus and Nkosi Dunwoody.  Titus faced a brief challenge […]

CARIFTA swimming medal count up to 20

Team Barbados added another  12 medals to their haul from the opening night bringing the total to 20 at the end of the second day of competition. Following on from Day one, Hannah Gill would once again secure the first medal of the night for the team in another freestyle event, this time over the […]

Bajan swimmers do well in Antigua

Over the weekend a team from Saltwater Swimmers Barbados participated in the American University of Antigua’s Rorhman 1.5 km Open water swim held at Ffryes Bay, Antigua.  The swim is part of a memorial triathlon organised in memory of Jonathan Rohr, a former student of AUA and an accomplished triathlete who played a pivotal role […]

Water world

An exceptional year in the pool earned Olympians Alex Sobers and Lani Cabrera centre stage at the 2016 Barbados Amateur Swimming Association (BASA) Annual Awards Ceremony held Sunday evening at Raddison Aquatica. Sobers and Cabrera were the only two Barbadian swimmers to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games and as expected were named Most Outstanding Senior Male and Female Swimmers in the presence of Barbados […]

Dunwoody, Weekes put Alpha in charge

Nkosi Dunwoody and Ashley Weekes both made big splashes to put Alpha Swim Club on top the standings after day two of the National Short Course Championship on Wednesday night. Competing at the Aquatic Centre, both swimmers dominated the 13-14 age category, racing their way to three gold medals each. At the end of the […]

Yellow House rule in the pool!

Yellow House splashed their way to victory and in the process dethroned Blue House when the Queen’s College Inter-house Swimming Championship was held Tuesday at the Barbados Aquatic Centre. Former champions Blue House with 409 points fell short by 24 points to Yellow House’s 433 while Red House with 291 were third. Orange House placed fourth […]

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