Two of our swimmers are part of a Jamaican team being represented at the first ever UANA Swimming Cup. UANA is a swimming federation that joins three regions of the Americas excluding America and Canada. The regions are Carifta, CCCAN and the countries of South America.
Sabrina and Nathaniel will compete over three days starting today in six and seven events respectively. They both will compete in the fly events, Sabrina in the two IM and breaststroke events and Nathaniel in the free events. The meet should be up on meet mobile.
Despite the chilly weather swimmers are exuberant and looking forward to some great swims and presonance best times. Both swimmers are now in a new age group 13 -14.
The meet begins with an opening ceremony. Competition begins at noon and all races are timed finals.
Have fun Sabrina and Nathaniel,
Go Team Tornadoes
Go Team Jamaica
We are champions.
Eleven swimmers departed on Thursday January 11th to Florida's Gulf Coast to participate in the annual Winter Open of the host team; Gulf Coast Swim Team. This is the second year that we are participating in this meet. The meet is schedule for the period January 12 - 14.
The meet is a short course yards meet and is a vital part of our junior swimmers and senior swimmers development program (Age groups represented 10 and Unders, 11 - 12, 13 - 14, and 15 and Overs).
The following swimmers: Anna Chin, Rhian Jones, Alexa Critchlow, Savannah Miller, Amir Azan, Joshua Mair, Noah Azan, Allan Roy Chang, Benjamin Sylvester, Nelson Denny and Sean Douglas Gooden, along with parents, team manager Michael Critchlow and coaches Miguel Jonas and Kerri Ann Steer make up the team.
They are all excited to participate in the meet.
We wish them safe travels and great swims. Have fun.
Twenty Tornadoes swimmers have been named to the National Squad - Development, Junior and Senior, for the period September 2017 - February 2018. The list has been posted to the ASAJ website.
We want to congratulate all our swimmers, their parents and our coaches - it is through our continuous efforts we have made this achievement. We are proud of you all. Here is a breakdown of the swimmers:
Development Squad (10 year olds - 14 year olds)
- Israel Allen
- Amir Azan
- Amore Hunter
- Zachary Jackson Blaine
- Novado Lawrence
- Jomo McMayo
- Isabella Sierra
- William Wildish
Junior Squad (11 year olds - 18 year olds)
- Joseph Black
- Annatazsia Chin
- Sean-Douglas Gooden
- Nikolas Gordon-Somers
- Adrian Grant
- Jordan Hines
- Sabrina Lyn
- Alex Mignott
- Jaleel Samms
- Nathaniel Thomas
Squad members are asked to see ASAJ website. A training schedule is available for squad training.
Big Smiles for a Happy Christmas in Haiti.
This year we donated gifts to the "Mission to Haiti", a project of the Michael Carter Ministries, at our recent Carol Service. Our gifts traveled to Haiti and brought big smiles to the children of the community in which they were distributed.
This is what the act of giving brings - feelings of joy and happiness to both the giver and receiver. Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu.
Thanks to Simone Mignott for helping to choose the charity and delivering the gifts each year to the selected charity. Thanks team Tornadoes for your generosity. Enjoy the pictures (click to enlarge).