Tobago YMCA’s Ornella Walker, who achieved a CCCAN qualifying standard but was not selected because of the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago’s (ASATT’s) selection policy, will spearhead a 40-member T&T team when this country hosts the XXI Goodwill Swim Meet 2015 from August 14–16, at the Centre of Excellence Swimming Pool, Macoya.
T&T are the defending champions after the squad under head coach Joseph Ryan clinched the 2014 title from perennial champs Suriname, in that South American country.
This year, Ryan lines up as an assistant coach after Dexter Browne was selected as head coach for the 2015 squad. The other assistants are Leslyn Alexander and Mark “Bush” Alexis.
The swimmers were selected following the conclusion of the ASATT National Short Course Age Group Championships two weeks ago.
This annual regional competition will see Trinidad and Tobago aiming to retain the title they won last year after a seven-year drought.
Teams from Suriname, Barbados, Guyana, St Lucia and guest team, the Bahamas, are expected to arrive from August 13.
The team’s manager is Amanda Mc Millan and she is supported by chaperones Elise Parag, Michael Nelson and Brent Yates.
For T&T , the Goodwill Swim Meet is a developmental competition for swimmers from the participating countries who have not yet competed at higher levels of regional or international competition (that is, Carifta, Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) and the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships (CCCAN).
Goodwill and the promotion of the sport of swimming remain the goals of the competition in an atmosphere of intense rivalry and sportsmanship.
The full T&T team: 8 & Under GIRLS
8 & Under BOYS
9 — 10 GIRLS
9 — 10 BOYS
11 — 12 GIRLS
11 — 12 BOYS
Jordon Mc Millan
13 — 14 GIRLS
13 — 14 BOYS
15 — 17 GIRLS
15 — 17 BOYS
Amanda Mc Millan