Lee-Ann Rose and Christian Selby look ready to launch a Queen’s College assault on double-crown titles in the Powerade Secondary Inter-Schools’ Swimming Championships after the preliminaries at the Aquatic Centre yesterday.
However, Sariyah Sherry and Tiffany Titus could ensure that the girls’ crown remains at Harrison College, while Zabrina Holder and Youth Olympian Amara Gibbs could create some damage for the St Michael School. Christ Church Foundation do not have the numbers but with Crystal Jordan-Browne coming across from Alleyne School and Kimberley Willoughby of Combermere joining that group in qualifying for most, if not all, of next Wednesday’s finals, the battle will definitely be on.
Unfortunately, while the competition was fierce in the pool with such quality swimmers, there was no atmosphere in the stands with just a handful of spectators and supporting students turning out for one of the schools’ marquee swimming event. President of the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association, (BASA) Sonia O’Neal, was extremely disappointed with the support of the schools in the 21st year of the competition.
“This is a reflection of the opinion that is held in the schools,” said O’Neal. “If this was athletics, the schools would have been closed and busloads of children would have been transported to support their performers,” added the BASA president. (KB)
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