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SVG Swim Team returns home with four Bronze medals

SVG Swim Team returns home with four Bronze medals


Team SVG returned home on Sunday evening following a well fought three day battle at the 21st annual OECS Swimming Championships held in St Lucia from November 4 to 6.{{more}}

Up against strong teams from Antigua, BVI, Grenada and St Lucia, Team SVG knew they had to swim their best, and that’s exactly what they did, with 13 of the 23 swimmers achieving personal best times.

St Vincent’s Tolga Ackayli received two Bronze medals for placing 3rd in the 15-17 year old boys 50 metre Freestyle and 50 metre Butterfly. He then went on to be joined by Team SVG’s swimmer/coaches Steve Wallace, Kyle Dougan and Rickydene Alexander who together delivered an impressive relay performance in both the 200 metre Medley relay and 200 metre Freestyle relay. Pure guts and determination meant they were able to bring home another two Bronze medals for Team SVG.

New comers to the team, Adora Lawrence, Tia Gun-Munroe, Kayla Ollivierre, Leah Bollers, Dorian Antrobus and DaVaughn Durham did their country proud with their efforts, considering they only had three months to prepare for a competition of such high standards.

The Executive of St Vincent and the Grenadines Amateur Swimming Association congratulates the team for their efforts and would sincerely like to thank the sponsors and contributors who made the three day trip possible.

An expression made by all three coaches was that they plan to develop the standards of swimming in SVG, and if anyone is interested in becoming involved in the sport, they can contact [email protected] via email for more information.