Ten swimmers to represent Guyana at CARIFTA Championship in Barbados


The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) has named a 13-member contingent, 10 of whom are athletes, to compete at the CARIFTA Swimming Championship in Barbados from April 16-19.

The Championship is making a return after the pandemic and based on information from the top brass at GASA, the coaches are expecting some medals.

The team does not include some seasoned names who are still within the age range and GASA President Dwayne Scott explained it is due to the association wanting to give exposure to other young swimmers given the busy season ahead.

Team Guyana: Daniel Claxton, Elliot Gonsalves, Ethan Gonsalves, Mario Ramkhalawan, Nathan Jackson, Vishal Babulal, Shareefah Lewis and Zara Crane will compete in the pool, while Amber DeGoeas and Marius Ramkhalawan will contest the open water swimming.

Shyka Gonsalves will coach the pool swimmers, while Sean Baksh will focus on the open water swimmers, and Elkie Rodrigues the Manager.

In 2019, Guyana finished 15th overall out of the 22 nations. Six swimmers attended that Championship, but only Aleka Persaud, won medals (three gold and two bronze).


GASA has also selected its team for the South American Youth Games in to be held in Argentina from April 28 to May 8.

Team Guyana: Leon Seaton Jr., Paul Mahaica Jr., Vladimir Woodroofe, Patrice Mahaica, Zara Crane, Ariel Rodrigues and Paul Mahaica Snr. (coach).


Additionally, the seasoned campaigners Aleka Persaud, Andrew Fowler, and Raekwon Noel are being prepared for the Commonwealth Games, which are scheduled for July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, England.

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