AQUA WARRIORS CLAIMS 11 MEDALS AT NATIONALS
The Tobago YMCA Aqua Warriors competed with the Titans at the recently concluded ASATT National Open Long Course Championships which was held over the last four days from May 23rd – 26th at the National Aquatic Centre in Balmain, Couva. This national swimming championships was a qualifier for the XXXII CCCAN National Swim Team 2019 which heads to the Barbados National Aquatic Centre from June 28th – July 8th 2019.
The Aqua Warriors team consisting of national swimmers Jacob Cox, Ornella Walker, Dante Williams and John Procope under the guidance of Head coach Mosi Denoon and asst. coach Rochelle Pierre returned with a medal haul of 11 medals and one overall 1st place high-point trophy in the Masters category.
John Procope, in the Masters Category claimed seven medals at the championships bringing in three Gold, two Silver and two Bronze medals. Procope attained his Gold medals in the 200-meter Individual medley event, 100-meter Butterfly event and the 100-meter Breaststroke event. He went on to claim his two silver medals in the 50-meter breaststroke event and the 50-meter Butterfly event. Additionally, he added two more medals to his overall take with two bronze medals in the 100-meter freestyle event and the 50-meter freestyle event.
Ornella Walker claimed three Gold medals at the championships in the 11 & Over age category. She attained gold in the 50-meter Backstroke and 100-meter Backstroke all while attaining an A-qualifying time for the national CCCAN 2019 swim team. Additionally, she got another gold in the 200-meter Backstroke event, this time, attaining the B-qualifying standard for the national team.
Dante Williams claimed a Bronze medal in the 50-meter Backstroke event to add to the overall Aqua Warriors medal haul. Williams stopped the clock at 28.67 in the event, clocking a B-qualifying standard for the national CCCAN 2019 swim team.
The Aqua Warriors would like to say a special thank you to the Division of Sports and Youth Affairs for their support and assistance of our young swimmers.