Stingrays get longer

Stingray Swim Club’s members are in Jamaica competing in the Walter Rodgers Age Group Swimming National Championships at the National Stadium Pool in Kingston.

“This meet is appropriate for all age group swimmers and will give them all, from the youngest to the oldest, valuable experience competing in a 50 metre pool,” said Andy Copley, the Stingray’s head coach.

“We have built in a day, which gives us two training sessions in the pool before the meet starts,” he added. “This is good for all the swimmers and for the youngsters who have never competed in a 50 metre pool before it will give them the opportunity to try out the pool for size before competing in it.”

This meet is highly competitive and for Stingray’s swimmers it comes immediately after the Island Heritage Sprint Plus and just before the Pete Ribbins Memorial Consolidated Water CARIFTA Trials in Cayman between 21 and 24 February.

Cayman’s swimmers will be pushed and tested by Jamaica’s top age group swimmers.

“Competition is what swimmers train for,” he said. “We’re all very excited to travel to Jamaica and I can’t wait to see what kind of showing our swimmers come up with. It’s smack dab in the middle of training season, but I still think we can go there and make a statement again.”

“It is great to see some of our younger swimmers taking the opportunity to travel to Jamaica for this meet,” said club president Dr. Brenda McGrath. “Team camradarie will be at an all time high. It will be exciting and perhaps a little scary and our swimmers will come home with experience and memories which is what age group swimming is all about.”

For more information on Stingray Swim Club or for the Pete Ribbins Memorial Consolidated Water CARIFTA Trials meet summons and event list visit Stingray Swim Club’s website.

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