Handel Lamey, new boss of ASAJ
Handel Lamey, a member of the Tornadoes Swim Club, is the new president of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ).
Lamey defeated outgoing president Martin Lyn 22 votes to 20 at the recent annual general meeting of the association.
A new executive has taken over the reins of the association for the period 2015-2017. Tornadoes club's head coach, Wendy Lee, defeated vice-president for swimming, Allan-Roy Marsh, 22-14 while Nadav Goren received just votes.
The new Secretary is Adrian Lyn, who defeated Lavinia McClure 32-10.
Uncontested positions were: vice president for water polo - Lance Rochester; vice president for synchronised swimming - Sharon Smith; treasurer - Florence Williams and assistant secretary/treasurer - Paul Campbell.
In expressing his appreciation to the swimming fraternity for depositing the confidence and support in the new ASAJ executive incoming president Lamey said he's ready to take on the challenge of getting aquatics on the front burner.
"I look forward to working with the new team in having the discipline of aquatics receive more attention. The establishment of the foundation of the strategic business plan for the sport is also critical to the development of aquatics in Jamaica going forward, and this has to be a shared objective of all stakeholders. We therefore encourage all stakeholders and members to participate at all levels to ensure that these objectives are met," Lamey said.
The new president noted that one of the primary objectives of his executive will be to ensure that Jamaican swimmers qualify and have an opportunity to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He noted that there are senior swimmers who are close to achieving the qualifying time standards for the 2016 Olympics, and the ASAJ will seek to provide the opportunities for them to participate in the approved qualifying meets based on the window that is still left for qualification.