26th Annual OECS Swimming Championships – Results

26th Annual OECS Swimming Championships – Results

The 26th Annual OECS Swimming Championships were hosted by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Swimming Federation at the Shrewsbury Aquatic Centre (SAC) for the first time from November 10th to 13th inclusive. This year the Championships featured over 180 swimmers from Antigua & Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Martinique, St Lucia and SVG. St Martin (French) and Sint Maarten (Dutch) also competed this year as guest team. This is the first year Martinique entered as a competitive team. With all of these participants, the result was the largest ever OECS Swimming Championships.

OECS Swimming Championship Schedule

OECS Swimming Championship Schedule

Summary

Pool Competition: November 10th - 12th, 2016

  • VENUE:
    • Shrewsbury Aquatic Centre, Ratho Mill, St Vincent & the Grenadines

Open Water Competition: November 13th, 2016

  • VENUE:
    • Buccament Bay Resort, Villa
Commonwealth Youth Games reach One Year to Go milestone

Commonwealth Youth Games reach One Year to Go milestone

Caribbean Countdown as Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games reach One Year to Go milestone

In exactly one year’s time, young athletes from 71 nations and territories will experience a Caribbean carnival of Commonwealth connections as the Opening Ceremony of the VIth Commonwealth Youth Games bursts into life.  The Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games will be the largest international sporting event ever to be hosted in The Bahamas, and the largest-ever edition of the Youth Games, with up to 1300 athletes aged 14-18 set to make the most of an inspiring and immersive mix of impactful sporting competition, personal development and new Commonwealth friendships.

Challenges must be faced square on

Challenges must be faced square on

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association (SVGNA) hosted the 26th annual Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) OECS Under-23 Netball Championships during the past week.

The competition as keen but the Championships suffered from good crowd attendance.

It is important therefore for us to analyse some of the critical factors that has led to this stage.

Good sporting week for SVG

Good sporting week for SVG

The past week proved to be a very good one for sport in St Vincent and the Grenadines and reflects the immense potential of our athletes. The challenge may well be for the necessary work to be undertaken to realise the full potential resident here.

 

Windwards U-19 Cricket

For those at home the Windward Islands U-19 Cricket tournament as the main sporting attraction. It was a treat to have St Vincent and the Grenadines pull through in the end to cop the title once again.