Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
Martin Lyn, president of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), is confident that Jamaica will finish in the top three at this month's Carifta Swimming Championships, which will be held at the National Stadium Pool from March 30-April 1.
Jamaica won 32 medals at last year's Carifta Championships and in the process finishing fifth in the tournament, which was held in The Bahamas, but Lyn told The Gleaner that everyone is ready and raring to go.
"We are sending a very strong team out there and I certainly expect that we would have a better finish than what we had last year," said Lyn. "I am very confident that this can happen."
Both the boys and girls categories will see competition in 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17-year-old age groups.
The championships will see more than 500 athletes from 21 countries participating in swimming, water polo, and for the first time in Jamaica, open water swimming, which will be held in Discovery Bay, St Ann, on the final day of the championships.
Four-time Olympian Alia Atkinson will be this year's patron of the championships.
Girls - Anjuii Barrett, Annabella Lyn, Llori Sharpe, Jada Newell, Bryanna Renuart, Angara Sinclair, Annastazia Chin, D'Agaene Clarke, Abigail Lamey, Tiara Myrie, Zara Bailey, Breanna Roman, Danielle Boothe, Ivana Chang and Leanne McMaster.
Boys - Nicholas Vale, Jesse Marsh, Sean-Douglas Gooden, Keegan Rose, Jordan Hines, Chay Stewart, Xavier Phillips, Bryce Butler, Barak Goren, Christian Alberga, Joseph Black, Cameron Anderson, Sidrell Williams, Timothy Wynter, Antoine Young, Cameron Chow, Matthew Lyn, Jason-Craig Burnett, Kevaughn Campbell.