CARIB SWIM TEAM AU TRIATHLON DES JEUNES A SAINT-BARTH
Le Carib Swim Team s’est déplacé à Saint-Barthélemy avec 32 nageurs dimanche dernier pour le Triathlon des Jeunes organisé par “ST Barth Natation”.
Les entraînements réguliers des athlètes ont été largement récompensés durant cette compétition, par des performances améliorées de 89% sur l’ensemble des nages avec des améliorations significatives comme: 59 secondes de mieux au 200m nage libre pour Delphine Galloway, 81 secondes au 100m nage libre pour Loane Serramoglia et 92 secondes au 400m nage libre pour Nadika Matthews. Le Carib Swim Team a remporté 26 médailles dont 14 en or, 8 en argent et 5 en bronze. Les médailles d’or ont été remportées par Naima Dessout, Isabelle Adams, Steven Cloose, Kelia Serramoglia et Stephen looser. Le Carib Swim Team souhaite remercier chaleureusement son sponsor, “le Voyager,” qui permet à tous ces jeunes nageurs de Saint-Martin et de Saint-Barth de se rencontrer régulièrement.
Natation - Les sélectionnés pour les Carifta games
Le comité de sélection a retenu 32 noms pour l'épreuve caribéenne des Carifta games du début avril, à Kingston, en Jamaïque. À noter que, c'est une première, la sélection guadeloupéenne sera constituée de quatre spécialistes de la natation synchronisée.
Carib Swim Team prepares for swim-a-thon fund raiser
Written by Staff Reporter
Thursday, 21 October 2010 01:20
We had the opportunity to talk to board member Carina Reyes and Coach Ian Lee who told us about their plans for this weekend as well as the performance of the members particularly at international meets. They are of the opinion that St. Maarten is in the running to have a swimmer represented at the highest level, the Olympics which will be staged in 2012 or 2016. Over the weekend the goal of the swimmers will be to swim as many laps as they possibly can, with the laps being sponsored by corporate sponsors and the fans of the island's young athletes. Three of the swimmers are Nationally ranked in their age group in France. Many of the other swimers have also placed in the top 10 and 5 at international meets such as the Netherlands Antilles Championships that was held last year. More can now be heard via
Un Swim-a-Thon pour récolter des fonds
Fr. Le “Swim-a-Thon” est une sorte de marathon à la nage. Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas, il s’en tiendra dimanche 24 octobre de 9h à 15h à la Carib Swim Pool de Cole Bay. Il s’agit d’une compétition de haut niveau pour les jeunes de 6 à 18 ans. La Carib Swim Team existe depuis 1993 et rassemble plus de 70 enfants des parties française et hollandaise de Saint-Martin. La Team organise aussi des compétitions localement, sur la région caribéenne, aux Etats-Unis et en Europe. Les jeunes athlètes ont représenté Sint Maarten / Saint-Martin lors de rencontres nationales à Curaçao et en France et ont remporté plusieurs médailles (championnats nationaux, CARIFTA, Kigdom games). Le club, qui est exclusivement soutenu par des parents, volontaires et sponsors, organise donc son “Swim-a-Thon” de six heures pour collecter des fonds. Certains athlètes, en fonction de leur forme physique, vont choisir de nager six heures durant, d’autres nageront trois heures. Le Swim-a-Thon est ouvert à tous ceux qui souhaiteraient soutenir l’équipe et aider ces jeunes à aller au bout de leurs rêves.
A Swim-a-Thon to collect fundsEn. The “Swim-a-Thon” is a swimming marathon. For those who do not know about it, one will take place on Sunday, October 24 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Carib Swim Pool of Cole Bay. It is a highly competitive youth swim team for young people between 6 and 18-years-old.
The host -Carib Swim Team -started in 1993 and gathers over 70 children from both Dutch side and French side of the island. They compete in swim meets locally, on inter‑island and Caribbean level as well as at meets in Europe and the United States. These athletes have represented St Maarten / St Martin in national meets both in Curacao and France. They have earned medals at National Championships, CARIFTA, and The Kingdom Games. This club, solely supported by parents, volunteers, and sponsors, will be hosting its fundraising Swim‑a‑Thon. During this 6 hour-period, swimmers will be trying to swim as far or as long as their fitness allows them. Some people will swim the entire 6 hours and others will choose to do only part of the time. The Swim‑a‑Thon is open to all who wish to Support the Program and help these athletes strive for their dreams!
The Carib Swim Team Fall Classic Swim Meet occurred this Sunday November 17th 2010. It was a great Success! Three teams attended the meet plus four unattached swimmers comprising 102 athletes some as young as 4 years old and 3 athletes in their 40’s. On the Women’s side Carib Swim Team finished with 1,102 points, St. Barth’s finished with 652 points, and Super Splash finished with 305 points. On the Men’s side Carib Swim Team finished with 1,316 points, St. Barth’s finished with 676 points and Super Splash finished with 95 points. So Carib Swim Team finished 1st overall with 2,418 points, St. Barth’s finished 2nd with 1,328 points, and Super Splash finished 3rd with 400 Points. Great Swimming Carib Swim Team!!!! On the way to this great Team finish Carib swim team had 155 personal best times out of 183 swims. This means 85% of all swims were the fastest that swimmer had ever swum that particular event. Nine athletes swam under previous team records to set a total of 15 new team records. In 3 cases two swimmers swam under the previous standard. Stephen Looser broke the Team Record for the 15 year old 200 Free by 5.5 seconds and the 100 fly record by over 4 seconds. A 100 is 4 laps and the 200 is 8 laps. Jolyon Ferron and Valentin Walter both swam under the previous 14 year old 100 fly record with Jolyon just edging out Valentin by 3 tenths of a second to finish holding the record. Steven Cloose crushed the previous 400 Individual Medley for 13 year olds record by more than 34 seconds. The 400 Individual medley is 100 butterfly, then 100 backstroke, then 100 breaststroke, and finally 100 freestyle/crawl. Matthias Reltien and Aba Coombs both broke the records for 11 year olds in the 400 Individual Medley 100 Back and 200 Free, with Aba getting the records in the 200 free by more than 4 seconds and the 100 back by more than 6 seconds. Aba also set the record in the 50 free for 11 year olds by close to 1 second. Matthias walked away with the 400 Individual Medley team record by destroying the previous record by more than 41 seconds and the 100 fly record by close to a full second. Naomi Korstanje broke the 400 Individual medley for 16 year olds and Kelia Serramoglia broke the 400 Individual Medley record by more than 2 seconds for 14 year old girls. Mara Reltien broke the team records for 13 year olds in 400 Individual Medley by more than 6 seconds, the 100 fly by more than 3 seconds, and edged out the 200 free and 100 back both by a little over 3 tenths of a second. 15 records set by 9 different athletes, awesome individual performances to help push the team to success! There were also 18 of swimmers who were participating in their 1st meet ever! They scored points, swam well, and won medals! Some of these athletes were as young as 4 years old. They were not the least bit deterred from helping their team, having fun, and showing off what they have learned regardless of their age or experience! As a whole the team won 42 gold medals, 32 silver medals, and 20 bronze medals totaling 94 medals! Any swim meet takes a great deal of time and effort. Thank you to everyone who donated time, money or effort to help make this opportunity for the children of our community! Without all of their assistance none of this could have happened, so thank you to all of you who work and endeavor to present the children of this island great opportunities such as this swim meet and the teams who participated. GREAT job Carib Swim Team!
Carib Swim Team Fall Classic Swim Meet!!!
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