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YMCA primary and secondary schools swim meet a success

By Elizabeth Williams

The YMCA Tobago staged their second annual Primary and Secondary Schools Swim meet at their swimming facility at Courland on March, 28, 29, The event was hosted in collaboration with the Division of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs .

Beverly Joseph, aquatic director at the YMCA Tobago said that the meet was very successful as there was a large contingent of swimmers from both primary and secondary schools, though the secondary school swimmers should have been more and competition was very keenly contested

The top primary school was Scarborough RC with 489 points, while Bishop's High School ruled the roost at the secondary level with 281 points," Joseph said.

Joseph said that the YMCA is open to young and old persons interested in swimming. She appealed to the youths to stay away from drugs and to travel on the right path. The Tobago YMCA, can be contacted at 631-0070 for further information on its programs and activities.

Andre Alfred, Acting Manager Enterprise, Marketing and Communications, TSTT Tobago Operations, representing Blink/bmobile, congratulated all the teams and swimmers that participated in this year's YMCA swim meet and noted that the commitment from the swimmers, parents, coaches, schools and swim clubs was evident in the turnout for the event.

"Blink/ bmobile is pleased to be part of this foundation for building well rounded students from the primary school stage and we congratulate YMCA and their partners for the great work they are doing," Alfred said.

Among the major sponsors were First Citizens Bank, CHC Sounds, Old Grange Police Station and Blink/bmobile.

The Tobago YMCA, is now an approved Associate member of the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago. This was confirmed by secretary of the Association Wendell Lai Hing.

Primary Schools Overall Results

Scarborough RC 489 points

Scarborough Methodist 279 points

Lambeau Anglican 173 points

Secondary Schools Overall Results

Bishops High 281 points

Signal Hill Sec 17 points

Speyside Secondary 99 points

Individual results will be published in Tobago News dated April 13.

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