The Central American and Caribbean Amateur swimming Confederation 2019 Swimming Championships (CCCAN) will be taking place in Barbados from Friday June 28th to July 2nd at the Barbados Aquatics Center Wildey, Christ Church.
Bermuda Amateur Swimming Association (BASA) will be represented with a team of 28 swimmers.
With a strong qualifying selection of two AAA standard times there was an amazing 36 swimmers that met the standard. At the end of selection there were 28 swimmers entered but there will be only 27 competing as unfortunately young Myeisha Sharrieff broke her arm and will be unable to swim.
After the strong showing at this year’s Carifta Championships and BASA were pleased to see more swimmers reach the standard for CCCAN. The level of competition at CCCAN looks to be very strong with the likes of Mexico, Venezuela and Puerto Rico joining the strong federations of the Carifta region.
This higher level of competition will be a great challenge for the Bermuda young team.
BASA President Diane Moore says she is excited for the team and sees that the swimming programs in Bermuda are producing a huge depth of fast swimmers.
“We are looking forward to seeing them compete at their best and the results will take care of themselves. This team has a great mix of some of our young up and comers along with some of our experienced University age swimmers. For some of our swimmers this will be the highlight and end to this swimming season while others will go on to Canadian Age Groups, World Championships and Pan American Games.”
Moore concluded, “Please join us in wishing the team good luck over the 5 days of competition.”
The team will be coached by Head National coach Ben Smith and National coach Richard Goodwin. Team Managers will be Tammy Ingham and Lisa Foffano.