Grenada’s Delron Felix leaves the island today July 18th as the lone swimmers representing Grenada at the commonwealth Youth Olympics. Delron, who forms part of a six-member national team representing the country will compete in the three (3) events: the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle and 50 meter butterfly. Grenada is optimistic for Delron as he has consistently performed with distinction at several regional championships. Delron, who is already a Carifta and CCCAN medalist hopes to add to his medal count at the Commonwealth Youth Games taking place in the Bahamas from July 19-23, 2017. The Grenada Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) extends best wishes to Delron and look forward to his continued high level of competition,
A five (5) member team also leaves Grenada tomorrow July 19th for Budapest Hungary to participate in the Fina World Championships. The team of, Corey Ollivierre, Kerry Ollivierre and Oreoluwa Cherebin, accompanied by coach Gerson Escobar and Team Manager Nigel Ollivierre comprise Grenada’s delegation to the meet. Both Oreoluwa Cherebin and Corey Ollivierre represented Grenada at the 2016 Olympic Games and all three of them recently completed stellar performances at the recently concluded Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Federation (CCCAN) annual meet in Trinidad. Our swimmers will compete among the World’s best and we anticipate some personal best performances from them.
Oreoluwa Cherebin and Corey Ollivierre will be competing in the 50 meter and 100 meter breast while Kerry Ollivierre will swim the 50 meter and 100 meter freestyle races.
All three swimmers competing at the FINA Worlds in Hungry were former medalist at the CCCAN and / or the Carifta Swimming Championships, both of which are noted to be among the highest level of competition in the region.
The Grenada Amateur Swimming Association extends best wishes to all our swimmers ’s and look forward to their continued high level of performance.
Grenada’ s swimmers continue to proudly represent the country in swimming regionally and internationally, in spite of the limited facilities available to them. Recently 12-year-old Kimberly Ince was the winner of 2 bronze and one silver medal at the recently concluded Central American & Caribbean Amateur Swimming Association Games (CCCAN) held in Trinidad in July.
The Grenada Amateur Swimming Association continues to support the development of all Grenada’s swimmers as we strive to build a strong cadre of swimmers will continue to represent Grenada at the highest levels possible.