Monday 15 July, 2019

Team Jamaica ready for 2019 CCCAN Championship in Barbados

Zaneta Alvaranga (left) and Sabrina Lyn share a high-five after competing at the 2019 Carifta Swimming Championships in Barbados.

Zaneta Alvaranga (left) and Sabrina Lyn share a high-five after competing at the 2019 Carifta Swimming Championships in Barbados.

A 41-member Jamaican delegation will leave the island starting from Wednesday to participate in the 2019 Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Championship from June 28 - July 2 in Barbados.

The team will be headed by Sidrell Williams, World Championship representative at both the junior, senior and short course formats and Bryanna Renuart, who won gold in the 400m individual medley races at Carifta and CCCAN last year.  

Zaneta Alvaranga of Kaizen Swim Club and Sabrina Lyn of Tornadoes Swim Club, two of the island's most exciting swimmers, will lead Jamaica's charge in the 13 to 14 age group. Lyn won Carifta gold in the 100m butterfly in April, while Alvaranga took the 50m version, both in record times.

In 2018 Jamaica finished sixth on the team table with 393.50 points. They won eight gold, seven silver and 14 bronze for a total of 29 medals. 

Daniel Mair who won Jamaica’s first ever medal in the open water category will be seeking to increase the nation’s medal tally along with 13 of his teammates in the 3K events for the 12-13 age-group and 5K for the 14-17 category.

The competition will be enhanced by the presence of regional swimming powerhouses Mexico and Venezuela along with Panama, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador among others.

Jamaica's head coach is Wendy Lee and her assistants are Torey Clare and Rashay Wilson. The manager is Dr Brian James and the physiotherapist is Dialo Brown.

TEAM JAMAICA

GIRLS' 11-12
Saidah Brown
Kokolo Foster
Giani Francis
Christanya Shirley
Leanna Wainwright

BOYS' 11-12
Nelson Denny
Brady McPherson Lewison
Dirk Harrison
Josh Johnson
Israel Allen

GIRLS' 13-14
Zaneta Alvaranga
Morgan Cogle
Ashley Young
Sabrina Lyn

BOYS' 13-14
Zachary Jackson-Blaine
Kaheem Lozer
Jaedon Lynch
Daniel Mair
Nathaniel Thomas

GIRLS' 15-17
Brianna Anderson
Gabrianna Banks
Naomi Eaton
Simone Vale
Britney Williams

BOYS' 15-17
Cameron Brown
Kyle Sinclair
Nicholas Vale
Chester Adams
Jordane Payne

GIRLS' 18 AND OVER
Bryanna Renaurt
Leanne McMaster
Vanessa Ruiz

BOYS' 18 AND OVER
Mattheau Bonner
Sean-Douglas Gooden
Alex Mignott
Sidrell Williams

OPEN WATER TEAM

GIRLS' 13-14
Kokolo Foster
Emma Foster
Leanna Wainwright

BOYS' 13-14
Nelson Denny
Israel Allen

GIRLS' 14-17
Zaneta Alvaranga
Naomi Eaton
Brooke Hopkins

BOYS' 14-17
Daniel Mair
Rin Gyles
Kyle Sinclair

GIRLS' 18 AND OVER
Britney Williams

BOYS' 18 AND OVER
Chester Adams
Jordane Payne

 

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