10 swimmers from the Tobago YMCA Aqua Warriors Swim Club ventured to Point Fortin during the Borough Day celebrations to participate in the recently concluded Point Fortin Borough’s Junior Swim Meet 2017 on Sunday 28th May, 2017. The swim meet hosted swimmers from over 71 primary and secondary schools across Trinidad and Tobago.
The swimmers from the Aqua Warriors Swim Club completed the swim meet with a seven-medal haul comprising of 1 Gold and 6 Bronze collected by Joseph Cox, Edwyn Thomas, Djimon Wilson and Alisha Jack.
The ten (10) swimmers from the Tobago contingent were Joseph Cox (Bon Accord Government Primary School), Jaylon Campbell (Scarborough R.C. School) and Timothy Clarke (Mason Hall Government Primary School) in the Primary School Division and in the Secondary School Division were Alisha Jack and Djimon Wilson (Bishop’s High School), Zarah Etim and Nicholai Peterkin (Scarborough Secondary School) and Brianna Percy, Inez Thomas and Edwyn Thomas (Signal Hill Secondary Comprehensive).
In the Primary School Division, Joseph Cox claimed two Bronze at the swim meet. Joseph claimed bronze in the 25m Backstroke event, stopping the clock at 18.79 behind Point Fortin RC's Andre Sandy (18.62) and Point Fortin RC's Sheni St Hillaire (16.44). Cox picked up his second Bronze for the day in the 25-meter Butterfly event clocking a time of 17.68 behind Point Fortin RC's Andre Sandy (16.53) and Point Fortin RC's Sheni St Hillaire (14.39). Cox also placed 5th in 25-meter Breaststroke & 25-meter Freestyle.
Notable mention in the primary school division must be given to Jaylon Campbell and Timothy Clarke who fought valiantly in their respective age groups. Campbell placed 8th in 25-meter Backstroke, 7th in the 25m Butterfly, 6th in the 25m Breaststroke and 12th in the 25m Freestyle. Clarke placed 4th in the 25m Backstroke, 8th in the 25m Butterfly, 6th in the 25m Breaststroke and 6th in the 25m Freestyles.
In the Secondary School Division, Djimon Wilson, Edwyn Thomas and Alisha Jack brought in the majority of the medal haul claiming five medals between them. Djimon Wilson brought home three Bronze. Alisha Jack claimed a Bronze in the 50-meter Butterfly clocking a PB Time of 47.31 behind Jessey Douglas (43.07) of Vessigny Secondary School and Eden Edwards (43.02) of Point Fortin East Sec School. In the 50-meter Backstroke event Djimon Wilson received a bronze, swimming a time of 36.90 behind Derell Augustine (32.68) of Vessigny Secondary School and Dylan George also of Vessigny Secondary School (32.49). In the 50-meter Butterfly event, Wilson claimed Bronze again clocking a PB Time of 32.45, narrowly missing silver behind Derell Augustine (31.16) of Vessigny Secondary School and Dylan George (29.12) also of Vessigny Secondary School. In the 50-meter Freestyle Djimon claimed his final Bronze for the day clocking a PB Time of 29.39, narrowly missing silver by 0.01 milliseconds behind Dylan George (29.38) of Vessigny Secondary School and Derell Augustine (27.21) of Vessigny Secondary School as well.
Edwyn Thomas claimed Gold in the 50-meter Butterfly event stopping the clock in a PB Time of 32.17 ahead of Elijah Santokie (33.80) of Gasparillo Secondary School and Marvin Gillard Bruce (34.19) of St Mary's College. Alisha Jack claimed a Bronze in the 50-meter Butterfly clocking a PB Time of 47.31 behind Jessey Douglas (43.07) of Vessigny Secondary School and Eden Edwards (43.02) of Point Fortin East Sec School.
Notable mention must also be given to the Brianna Percy, Inez Thomas, Zarah Etim and Nicholai Peterkin. Brianna Percy placed 5th in both the 50-meter Backstroke and 50-meter Freestyle, 10th in the 50-meter Butterfly and 8th in the 50-meter Breaststroke. Teammate Inez Thomas placed 9th in the 50-meter Butterfly, 10th in the 50-meter Backstroke, 12th in the 50-meter Breaststroke, 10th in the 50-meter Freestyle. Zarah Etim placed 6th in the 50-meter Breaststroke, 14th in the 50-meter Freestyle, 15th in the 50-meter Backstroke and 16th in the 50-meter Butterfly. Teammate Nicholai Peterkin placed 6th in the 50-meter Breaststroke, 9th in the 50-meter Backstroke, 10th in the 50-meter Butterfly and 11th in the 50-meter Freestyle.
Coach Denoon expressed that the swimmers did fairly well contending against the high levels competition displayed at the Point Fortin Borough’s Junior Swim Meet.