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Sports Commentary: Trinidad hosts regional swimming championships

July 24, 2017
Sports Commentary: Trinidad hosts regional swimming championships The Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Championship Games were held In Trinidad and Tobago last month at the National Aquatic centre in Balmain Village, Couva. In an August 5, 2016, media statement, former prime minister Kamla Persad Bissessar stated:

Fuel price hike ignites mass demonstration in Suriname

April 10, 2017
Fuel price hike ignites mass demonstration in Suriname PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- For the second day in a row, several thousand disgruntled citizens marched in the streets of Suriname’s capital Paramaribo on Friday, calling on the Bouterse administration to reverse the recent fuel price hike. Initiated by 30-year-old Maisha Neus, some 1,500...

Nevis makes a splash with annual cross channel swim

January 28, 2017
Nevis makes a splash with annual cross channel swim CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Many visitors come to Nevis by a quick and pleasant seven-minute ferry from St Kitts across the channel to Oualie Beach. On Sunday, March 26, 2017, swimmers will be taking that same path back to St Kitts for the annual Cross Channel Swim. The swim distance...

St Lucia triathlon set for November 21

September 5, 2015
St Lucia triathlon set for November 21 CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) is once again lending logistical and technical support to the staging of the third annual Digicel Tri St Lucia triathlon to be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Tri St Lucia 2015 will be the culmination of a week-long festival of fun activities.

Commentary: Black women dominate at NCAA Division 1 Swimming Championships?!

March 27, 2015
Commentary: Black women dominate at NCAA Division 1 Swimming Championships?! Yes, black women can’t swim, like white men can’t jump. Ha! When I was struggling to make my mark in NCAA Division III swimming thirty years ago, I could not have imagined a day when black swimmers (men or women) would be dominant in Division 1. Yet that day has come.

Australian ultra-marathon swimmer sets open water record in Bahamas

October 23, 2014
Australian ultra-marathon swimmer sets open water record in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- Australian ultra-marathon swimmer Chloë McCardel on Wednesday became the first person to swim 126km unassisted in open water under Marathon Swimmers Federation international rules. Taking 42.5 hours, the 29-year-old swam from Lighthouse Beach on the...

World record attempt by Australian ultra-marathon swimmer in Bahamas

October 9, 2014
World record attempt by Australian ultra-marathon swimmer in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- Australian ultra-marathon swimmer 29 year old Chloë McCardel has confirmed her intention to attempt a world record breaking 128 kilometres (79 miles) open water swim in The Bahamas during late October. Taking up to 48 hours to complete, the swim will start...

Teenager storms to victory in St Kitts-Nevis cross-channel swim

April 1, 2014
Teenager storms to victory in St Kitts-Nevis cross-channel swim CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Teenager Marsden Christian stormed his way to victory on Sunday in just under an hour in the annual cross-channel swim between St Kitts and Nevis. His actual time was 59:20. Chief coordinator of the event, Winston Crooke, confirmed that it is not a new record but noted that...

Guyana closer to hosting international swimming events

October 14, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The construction of a warm-up pool at the National Aquatic Centre, Liliendaal, will ensure that Guyana will comply with international standards, enhancing its capacity to host internationally- sanctioned swimming events. This view was expressed by...

Guadeloupe pro triathlete to compete in Antigua event

August 24, 2013
Guadeloupe pro triathlete to compete in Antigua event ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The AUA Tinman Rohr Triathlon is set to return to Antigua this year for the second year running and already a premier triathlete of international standing has been confirmed for the September 22, 2013 event. Twelve times Guadeloupe national champion Olivier Noglotte...

Aruba team sweeps prizes in Suriname swim marathon

July 10, 2013
Aruba team sweeps prizes in Suriname swim marathon ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Aruba again dominated the competition to win the 39th Staatsolie Swim Marathon in Suriname, with 16-year-old swimmer Renze Postma repeating his first place in last year’s competition, and promising to do the same next year. Postma swam the 80 km distance from Domburg to Paramaribo...

Aruba swimmers to compete in Suriname swim marathon

July 2, 2013
Aruba swimmers to compete in Suriname swim marathon ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- This year a total of 11 swimmers from Aruba will travel to Suriname to participate at the 39th Annual Staatsolie Swim Marathon on Sunday, July 7.  The Staatsolie Swim Marathon is an 18 km open water long distance competition from Domburg towards Paramaribo in the Suriname River.

Marathon swimmer abandons long crossing from Cuba to US after jelly fish stings

June 14, 2013
KEY WEST, USA -- Australian ultra marathon swimmer Chloë McCardel and her team have safely returned to Key West in Florida after her attempt to swim from Cuba to the US was ended by severe and debilitating jelly fish stings. After swimming non-stop for 11 hours, McCardel was stung around...

Marathon swimmer begins long swim from Cuba to US

June 13, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba -- Australian ultra marathon swimmer Chloë McCardel entered the water at Cuba for the start of her attempt to be the first person to swim from the island nation to Florida in the United States without a shark cage or wet suit. She began her swim at 0959 local Havana time.

Australian swimmer to attempt Cuba-US crossing

June 12, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba -- On Tuesday, Australian ultra-marathon swimmer Chloë McCardel expected to commence her record breaking attempt to swim from Cuba to the US within the next 24 hours should weather conditions remain favourable. The 28-year-old swimmer has been in training...

Australian marathon swimmer to tackle Cuba to US swim without shark cage

January 1, 2013
NORTH RYDE, Australia -- Australian marathon swimmer Chloё McCardel, 27, has announced her intention to tackle the more than 100-mile non-stop 60 hour plus world record swim from Cuba to the United States in June 2013, without using a shark cage.

Bahamian swimmer makes history reaching Olympic final

August 4, 2012
LONDON, England -- Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace made history once again, becoming the first Bahamian swimmer to make an Olympic final, in the 50m freestyle. In the first of two semifinal heats Vanderpool-Wallace swam 24.07.

Six to represent Grenada at Pan American Games

October 7, 2011
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Six competitors will represent Grenada at the Pan American Games starting this month in Guadalajara, Mexico. The competitors will represent track and field, swimming and taekwondo at the Games, which begin on October 14.

Trinidad Olympic bronze medallist in early morning car crash

August 20, 2011
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- According to preliminary reports on Friday, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic bronze medallist George Bovell III was injured in a car accident in Mayaro. A press release from the Ministry of Sport said Minister Anil Roberts...

Guyana minister rebuts newspaper's swimming pool claim

September 6, 2010
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana's Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr Frank Anthony has rebutted claims made in a Kaieteur News article of September 4 which claimed that the “The long awaited Olympic-sized swimming pool...

USVI men register personal best time in freestyle relay

July 26, 2010
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico (MCT) -- When the USVI men's 4x400-meter freestyle relay team stepped up to the blocks for the finals at the Central American and Caribbean Games, it was trying to prove that the territory still has some pretty good swimmers.

USVI shooters struggle in Puerto Rico

July 23, 2010
ST THOMAS, USVI (MCT) -- At Camp Santiago, a military base in Salinas, Puerto Rico, living conditions are set up for the thousands of PR National Guard troops who are temporarily housed there.

In pursuit of Olympic gold

April 9, 2004
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GIS) -- George Bovell III, became the first swimmer from Trinidad and Tobago to set a world record when, in his quest for Olympic Gold, Bovell established a new world record last month.

 

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