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25 swimmers named for CARIFTA training

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman
Angara Sinclair

The Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) has named 25 swimmers to commence training ahead of the 31st Carifta, Water Polo, Open Water and Synchronised Swimming Championships, to be held in Martinique later this month.

The championships will take place over four days, from March 22-26.

At the Carifta Champs last year in Barbados, Jamaica picked up 25 medals - two gold, nine silver and 14 bronze - placing fifth overall with 458 points.

The Jamaicans will be looking to improve last year's tally and will have training sessions at the National Aquatic Centre on March 6, March 13, and March 19.

The team will be under the supervision of coaches Gillian Millwood and Miguel Jonas; manager, Georgia Sinclair Dr Jacqueline James, and physiotherapist, Sophia Brown.

The championships are a FINA-approved qualifier for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They also serve as the top junior amateur swim meet for the Caribbean.

SQUAD: Boys 11-12 - Rajiv Redhi; Girls 11-12 - Emily MacDonald and Simone Vale.

Boys 13-14: Chester Adams, Cameron Brown, Jordane Payne and Nicholas Vale. Girls 13-14: Gabrianna Banks, Naomi Eaton, Brittney Williams and Laura Lim Sang.

Boys 15-17: Joseph Black, Mattheau Bonner, Keanan Dols, Sean-Douglas Gooden, Barak Goren, Jesse Marsh and Xavier Phillips.

Girls 15-17: Anjuii Barrett, Kelsie Campbell, Shaun Johnson, Annabella Lyn, Bryanna Renuart and Angara Sinclair.

The Open Water swimmers are Johnathan Lyn and Annabella Lyn.