T&T’s swimmers captured a sixth straight team title as the 25th annual Goodwill Swimming Championships concluded at the Swembad Parima Public Swimming Pool in Paramaribo, Suriname, on Sunday.
This after the T&T swimmers, led by the impressive record breakers Asia-Marie Pouchet, Keryn Burke, Khadeem Brathwaite and the 9-10 boys’ 4x100m medley relay and 15-17 girls’ 4x100m freestyle relay teams tallied 130 medals, comprising 60 gold, 37 silver and 33 bronze in the competition.
After three days of action, T&T led with 1,470 points, well ahead of second-placed Jamaica (986.5). Suriname finished third with 940.5 points followed by Guyana (582), The Bahamas (414), Barbados (237.5), French Guiana (235.5), Curacao (120) and St Lucia with 29 points.
It was also a balanced effort from the T&T contingent, with the boys earning 761 points and the girls 673 to bring home the title for yet another year.
The T&T swimmers were dominant throughout, as they topped the overall age-group points category for the Eight and Under, 9-10 and 13-14 divisions, while they were second in both the 11-12 and 15-17 categories, behind Guyana and Suriname respectively.