RCI St. Lucia
posted on March 06, 2014 03:31
Jordan Augier, Saint Lucia’s 2013 Swimmer of the Year, outpaced his U.S counterparts and competitors to make record breaking times at the Sunshine State Swimming Conference held February 19-22, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
With an impressive record of wins spanning several years of local, regional and international competition, Augier was snapped up by the University of Tampa swim team in 2012 when he was accepted there to study Economics.
His impressive times at the recent State’s top meet, won him 1st places in both the 4x100 Free A Relay, and the 4x50 Freestyle A Relay establishing a new meet record, school record in both events, as well as becoming the top ranked relay in the nation for Division II.
Besides his wins in the three-day competition, he also placed 2nd in the 4x50 Medley B Relay and 2nd in the 4x100 Medley B Relay, and 3rd in the 50 Freestyle B Finals, both of which were keenly contested. At the same meet, Augier placed 7th in 100 Backstroke A Finals, and 4th in 100 Freestyle A Finals, affirming his versatility as a valued team member.
These record achievements confirm Augier’s place in the pantheon of national athletes and underlines the importance of Swimming alongside other mainstream sports. Moreover, his victories come at a time when Saint Lucia is observing its 35th Anniversary of Independence and celebrating the exceptional successes of several young nationals on the international stage.
Jordan Augier’s outstanding performance helped pushed the Men’s team for Tampa to finish 2nd overall closely following 1st Florida Southern’s Men’s team. The University of Tampa’s Women’s team also performed outstandingly, finishing 1st overall.
With these record breaking swims and personal best times, Augier confidently looks forward to once again representing The University of Tampa at the even more competitive Division II N.C.A.A Championships in Geneva, Ohio, through March 12th-15th.