The 17th Fina World Masters Championships 2017 which was held in Budapest, Hungary hosted 6500 swimmers representing over 180 countries competing at the Championships.
The national team comprising of 12 members all fought valiantly against the masses with most members making seasonal best times in the event competed in. The 200-meter Mixed Medley relay team consisting of Rochelle Pierre, Megan Charles, Daniel Newallo and Mosi Denoon was the highest ranked relay finish for team Trinidad and Tobago placing 8th overall in the 110 – 119 Age category.
Rochelle Pierre competed in the 50-meter Butterfly, 50-meter Breaststroke and the 50-meter Freestyle events. Pierre placed second in heat 63 on the 50-meter Butterfly clocking a time of 33.12 for an overall 56th place behind heat winner Carlotta Fusi of Italy (32.42). In the 50-meter Breaststroke, Pierre finished fourth in heat 58 clocking a time of 40.51 finishing 34th overall behind heat winner Anastasia Boldireff of Colombia (38.23). Pierre was sixth in heat 99 in the 50-meter freestyle event clocking 30.36 seconds for 59th best overall behind heat winner Louise Kennedy of Great Brittan (29.19). The all-female relay team consisting of Pierre, Charles, Cozier and Henry-Chow placed 11th in the 200-meter medley relay finishing in a time of 2:19.59 and 9th in the 200-meter Freestyle relay in a time of 2:00.69.
Mosi Denoon competed in the 200-meter, 100-meter and 50-meter Breaststroke events. In the 200-meter Breaststroke, Denoon placed third in Heat 63 clocking a time of 2:42.43 behind Jan Mielke of Germany (2:38.96) and winner of the heat Hungary's Abel Orban (2:33.81) for a 21st place overall finish. Denoon finished second in Heat 88 clocking a time of 1:13.21 in the 100-meter Breaststroke behind Germany’s Jan Mielke (1:12.58) for a 35th overall finish. In the 50-meter Breaststroke, Denoon finished second in heat 95 clocking a time of 32.90 behind heat winner Australia’s Matt Burbury-King (32.49) for a 41st place finish.
The two swimmers from the Tobago YMCA Aqua Warriors both swam honourable and valiantly against some of the very best in the world with both swimmers clocking seasonal best times as the 2016/2017 swimming season comes to a close.
The Tobago YMCA Aqua Warriors would like take this opportunity to give our most heartfelt thanks for the support and assistance that the Tobago House of Assembly – Division of Youth Affairs and Sports have continued to give our swimmers.