Defending champions Bishop Anstey Junior will look to continue their dominance amongst co-educational primary schools as the Aquatics Sports Association of T&T (ASATT) National Primary Schools' Swim Meet on Sunday (June 4) at the Centre of Excellence pool in Macoya, Tunapuna.
St Patrick's (Newtown) Boys’ RC and Sacred Heart Girls’ RC will also aim to defend their crowns amongst boy and girl schools respectively. Some 300 participants from 56 primary schools will splash off from 9 am following the opening ceremony at 8.30 am.
Five home-schooled swimmers will also compete and a visiting contingent from Barbados will participate as an exhibition team.
The competition promises to be intense as teams keenly contest for the top spot in their respective categories. The top boys' and girls' development teams will also be awarded.
The meet will feature swimmers from as young as five years old to some of the top young age group swimmers nationally. This will be one of the last remaining racing opportunities before the Goodwill selection competition, the National Age Group Short Course Swimming Championships, scheduled for July.
This will be the first national primary schools competition since 2019 given the lock downs and restrictions from March 2020 through to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Blue Dolphin Swim Club will host the meet as it has since 2006. Meet manager Shawn Pouchet expects an enthused and energetic crowd is expected as friends and family come to support their young charges.
"Looking forward to an entertaining and exciting day of racing and passionate school support!" said Pouchet.