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Pride of place to Alpha

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Pride of place to Alpha

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Alpha Swim Club emerged champions when the Long Course National Swimming Championships concluded at the Aquatic Centre last Sunday.
Alpha demonstrated the depth of their swim programme, brushing off the absence of top swimmer Sariyah Sherry and the unusually early date for the meet which did not allow optimum preparation.
The club’s swimmers, under the tutelage of coaching team Antonio Petrolanda (head), Ancille Inniss, Aisha Norville and Albert Pollard, topped the medal podium with 167 medals, comprising 66 gold, 60 silver and 41 bronze.
Alpha had five of the 13 age group winners and also copped several of the second-placed finishes, according to a release from the club.
Both Danielle Titus and Damon St Prix established records at the meet.
St Prix was unbeaten in the 11-12 boys’ 50-metre backstroke event in a new time of 32.06 seconds, while Titus set a new record of one minute, 17.04 seconds in the 9-10 100-metre backstroke. Titus was named Most Outstanding Junior Swimmer.
In the 8-and-under and 9-10 age groups, the brother and sister pair of Aza and Nkosi Dunwoody distinguished themselves with 61 and 99 points respectively.
The unstoppable Titus was the winner in the 9-10 girls’ age group with 91 points while Alex Sobers won the 13-14 age group with 112 points.
Kevin Cadagon secured 61 points to be first in the 18-and-over age group.
When not winning, the Alpha swimmers were not far as both Kayla Renwick and Christopher Pollard were second in the girls’ and boys’ eight-and-under division, respectively.
Alpha swept the girls’ 9-10 division with Ashley Weekes and Kayla Smith securing the second and third-place honours in that age group.
First-time CARIFTA?qualifier Destiny Harding was also second in the girls’ 11-12, along with St Prix for the boys. (PR/EZS)