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The Grenada National Swim Team swam all over the competition to capture the 23rd annual OECS Swimming Championships hosted by St Lucia over the weekend 8th to 10th November 2013 at the Rodney Heights Aquatic Center.

 

Described as one of the best organized meets, the Grenadians overcame a spirited challenge from the St Lucians and Antiguans to hold onto the trophy for the eleventh time in the history of the Championships.

 

The final points standings were

 

1  Grenada National Swim Team                           1,404. 50

2  St. Lucia National Team                                     1,343. 50

3  Team Antigua & Barbuda Team                       1,248

4  St Vincent Swim Team                                       392

5  British Virgin Islands                                         187

 

The final medal count was also as follows:

 

                 Team                               Gold      Silver    Bronze     Total

 

Grenada National Swim Team        52         44          29             125

Team Antigua & Barbuda               43         39          42             124

St. Lucia National Team                  23         38           42             103

British Virgin Islands                       9            2           5                16

St Vincent Swim Team                     3            9           7                19

 

On the local front, our swimmers set three National Records and twelve St Lucia Age group Records in the Championships.

 

Jordan Augier was the inspirational swimmer of the meet with three National Records and two Age group Records, followed by Ethan Dyke Elliott with four Age Group Records. The total record breakers being

 

National records

Male 100 Back

Jordan Augier                 58.68  

Male 100 Breast

Jordan Augier              1:07.53  

Male 50 Fly

Jordan Augier              26.24  

 

Age Group Records

Female 8 & Under 25 Breast

Jenna-lee Campbell     20.55  

 

Male 8 & Under 25 Breast

Ziv Reynolds             20.97  

 

Male 9-10 50 Free

Ethan Dyke-Elliott     30.11  

 

Male 9-10 100 Free

Ethan Dyke-Elliott     1:05.19  

 

Male 9-10 200 Free

Ethan Dyke-Elliott      2:24.02  

 

Male 9-10 400 Free

Ethan Dyke-Elliott      5:04.36

 

Male 9-10 50 Breast

Terell Monplaisir        39.45  

 

Male 18 & Over 200 Free

Jordan Augier             2:02.30  

 

Male 18 & Over 50 Back

Jordan Augier             27.23  

 

 

This 2013 Championships, coordinated by Meet Director Yasmin Pebbles Dyke Elliott, was a true festival of swimming and celebration of OECS competition. Mr Errol Clarke from Barbados, the president of CCCAN, served as Meet Referee

 

The meet was characterized by keen competition, a plethora of officials, coordinated organization and attention to finer details, tremendous sponsors exposure and festive atmosphere which had all rocking to DJ Martin Monplaisir while supporting the swimmers in their efforts for glory in the pool.  

 

At the OECS Congress held on Saturday 9th November, it was agreed by the representatives of each of the Federations that St Lucia will host the 2014 Championships

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