This country's swimmers will depart for Bridgetown, Barbados today where they will be hoping to wrest the 30th Carifta Swimming Championship and Open Water title from title-holder Bahamas.
The four-day swimming competition takes place National Aquatic Centre, Wildey from tomorrow until Tuesday while the Open Water events is carded for Carlisle Bay, St Michael on April 8.
Heading the swimming contingent will be the quartet of Jada Chai, Kael Yorke, Jeron Thompson and Justin Samlalsingh as they seek to reclaim the title.
The four swimmers were all gold medals winners in the T&T team which ended third last year in Aruba with 37 medals (16 gold, 12 silver, nine bronze).
Bahamas captured the title with 56 medals (24 gold, 22 silver, 10 bronze) while Aruba with 53 (16 gold, 18 silver, 19 bronze) was third.
Back to boost T&T's chances of toppling its rivals are USA-based Tyla Martin, who participated at the 2013 World Junior Championships and Andre Goin, both of whom had missed last year's staging of the event due to other commitments.
Also in the travelling team are former Carifta champions Amira Pilgrim and Jabari Baptiste, while in the Open Water category which comes off on April 8, top T&T athletes, Christian Marsden who represented T&T at the Pan American Men's Championship, Shania David and her sister Sabrina are this country's top medal hopes.
Chabeth Haynes is coach of the swim team while Hazel Haynes heads the Open Water coaching staff.
In addition to host Barbados, and T&T, other countries expected to compete at the match which is a FINA approved qualifier of the XVI FINA World Championship in Kazan, Russia include Bahamas, Jamaica, Bermuda, Aruba, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Antigua & Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Curacao, St Lucia, French Guiana, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Suriname, US Virgin Islands, Grenada, Turks & Caicos.
Carifita Swimming & Open Water team
Girls: Jahmia Harley, Jada Chatoor, Adrianna Gooding, Keona Yorke, Naomi Patterson
Boys: Aqeel Joseph, Adrian James
Girls: Jada Chai, Racine Ross, Marissa Dickson, Vrisnelit Faure
Boys: Jeron Thompson, Kael Yorke, Graham Chatoor, Luke Gillette
Girls: Johnnya Ferdinand, Amira Pilgrim, Ariel Cape, Tyla Martin
Boys: Jabari Baptiste, Adrian Goin, Osaze Riley, Bradley Thomas, Emil Gion, Justin Samlalsingh, Kyle Caracciolo
Technical staff: Chabeth Haynes (coach), Maurice Faria (assistant coach), Laura Goodman (assistant coach), Bertram Blackman (chaperone), Lyder George (chaperone)
Girls: Chisara Santana, Sabrina David, Raven Renee-Tony
Boys: Gabriel Bynoe, Graham Chatoor, Sebastian Marchand
Girls: Shania David, Briana Patterson, Toni Pierre
Boys: Christian Marsden,
Technical staff: Hazel Haynes (coach), Kim Santana (chaperone)