By BRENT STUBBS #Senior Sports Reporter #[email protected] #WITH a robust contingent within the senior boys’ division, led via Commonwealth Games player Izaak Bastian, head instruct Travanno McPhee said he’s confident that the Bahamas can 3-peat at the XXXIV CARIFTA Swimming Championships. #Following its final risk meet at the Alpha Aquatics International Invitational over the weekend on the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex, the federation selected a complete slate of 36 swimmers for CARIFTA, scheduled for April 20-23 in Bridgetown, Barbados. #Named to the crew are the subsequent swimmers: #Boys 15-17 – Izaak Bastian, DaVante Carey, Kevon Lockhart, Samuel Gibson, Ian Pinder, Lamar Taylor, Luke-Kennedy Thompson and Mark-Anthony Thompson. #Girls 15-17 – Katelyn Cabrral, Jamilah Hepburn, Anya MacPhail, Katherine Slatter and Virginia Stamp. #Boys thirteen-14 – Nigel Forbes, Taye Fountain, Jared Reckley, Ishan Roiy, Ocean Smith and Erald Thompson III. Girls 13-14 – Devin Cuffy- Bethel, Grace Farrington, Salene Gibson, Rachel Lundy, Delaney Mizell and Keianna Moss. #Boys 11-12 – Amauri Bonamy, Tristin Ferguson, Asher Johnson, Marvin Johnson and Ethan Pinder. #Girls 11-12 – Rhanishka Gibbs, Leylah Knowles, Seannia Norville-Smith, Mia Patton and Giann Sands. #“This is a completely familiar pool for all the swimmers. We have been to Barbados as a
minimum four-five instances inside the past 6-7 years, so the swimmers are very at ease with the pool and the environment,” McPhee stated. “It’s not a very lengthy flight down there, so we sense secure and we experience we’ve a totally strong boys’ 11-12 group with Marvin Johnson and Tristen Ferguson, our 13-14 boys is also very strong with Erald Thompson and Nigel Forbes and the men 15-17 is very strong with Izaak Bastian, DaVante Carey and Ian Pinder.” #With those swimmers on the male side, McPhee said the Bahamas could be very strong. But he stated that the girl swimmers are simply as strong and could be capable of hold their own as properly. #“In the thirteen-14 division, we re carrying seven girls with Zayle-Elizabeth Thompson, Keianna Moss and Delaney Mizell, the 15-7 ladies can be led by using Anya MacPhail and Katelyn Cabral and we’re seeking out some awesome things from the eleven-12 girls with Rhanishka Gibbs and Seannia Norville-Smith main the way.” #McPhee, a former Cariftqa swimmer grew to become educate, said after they get the swimmers in team practice starting Saturday, March 23, the training personnel can have sufficient time to get them excellent toned for defense of their identify. #“We have four Saturday classes in which we can be doing double education as a team. The swimmers in Grand Bahama can be doing the identical thing before absolutely everyone come together earlier than we journey in April,” McPhee discovered. #“We have a few extra weeks than we would commonly have due to the fact Easter falls a bit later this 12 months, so that gives them extra time to put together and get equipped. Having it in late April offers us more time to put together and get them ready and more fit to race.” #There is best one goal for the crew and this is to win. #“We have a very robust senior boys team, so we’re searching out them to step it up and hopefully motivate our more youthful boys and girls, but we’re taking place there to win,” #Georgette Albury, returning as the group manager, said their intention is to make certain that the team is located in the proper condition to copy as champions. #“The swim crew became selected on Sunday, the water polo crew might be announced through Wednesday and the open water crew could be selected on Saturday after their remaining qualifying meet,” Albjry talked about. #“Once the entire crew is selected, the open water and water polo teams will practice collectively on Saturdays for two hours up until the Saturday earlier than we go away. The swim team will practice twice on the ones Saturdays.” #Additionally, Albury said a team breakfast, lunch or dinner is scheduled, as well as a Church carrier and in all likelihood a go back courtesy name on Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling. #“Our group seems excellent and we are assured that they will do very well down in Barbados,” she summed up. #The group will leave on Thursday, March 18 and return on Wednesday, March 24. They will be journeying through a charter with as full compliment of BSF officials, group participants and spectators.