McLeod brothers set for ASATT Invitational
World Senior Championship swimmers Joshua McLeod and Abraham Mc Leod head a list of 365 competitors for the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) 2013 December Invitational Swimming Championships that splash off at the Marlins Olympic-sized 50-metre pool in West moorings from Thursday to Sunday.
And 14 foreign teams hailing from Barbados, the United Kingdom, Antigua, St Vincent, St Lucia, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica and Sweden are expected to descend at the Westmoorings venue for the annual four-day meet, that has been sanctioned by FINA, the world governing body for the aquatic sports including swimming, open water swimming, diving and synchronised swimming.
Besides the Mc Leods, UK based Rebecca Marshall is expected to make her mark in the Girls 15 & over age group.
From the foreign teams, Pirates of Barbados’ Luis Sebastian Weekes is expected to lock horns with top Boys 11-12 locals Jeron Thompson (Atlantis Aquatics) and Kael Yorke (Tidal Wave Aquatics).
TWA’s Girls 9-10 prodigy Jahmia Harley may continue to be in record-breaking mood, while the Girls 11-12 might serve up some exciting contests between Arerios Aquatechs Vrisnelit Faure and Atlantis Aquatics Jada Chai.
TWA’s Syria David should dominate the Girls 15 & Over, while Pirates’ Alexis Clarke is sure to fire on all cylinders for the middle distance and distance events in the Girls 13-14.
With the December Invitational falling within the qualification period for the 2014 Carifta Games and the 2014 Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships, all swimmers will be aiming to achieving qualifying standards.
Swimmers will also use the year-end meet as their last opportunity to break records before aging up into another age-group.
Local club Titans, who dethroned hosts Marlins last year to earn their maiden title, are expected to have a serious challenge for the overall title from the all-round quality and depth of Tidal Wave Aquatics, who if successful, will also be winning the title for the first time in their club’s history.