The Barbados Aquatic Sports activities Affiliation (BASA) lately acknowledged their excellent swimmers for 2020 together with those that set nationwide information.
As a result of Coronavirus pandemic, BASA was unable to have its annual awards and dinner ceremony the place it recognises and rewards its high athletes, coaches, meet officers and volunteers.
The presentation held on the Nationwide Aquatic Centre confirmed appreciation for many who carried out nicely within the pool.
BASA president Cheryl Woman Forde and previous president Tony Selby introduced the winners with their certificates.
Within the 15 to 17 age group, Danielle Titus, based mostly abroad, and Diego Dulieu, have been the standouts within the feminine and male classes. Titus is at the moment based mostly at Tulane College in New Orleans the place Olympian Leah Martindale Stancil, the primary Barbadian to achieve an Olympic ultimate in swimming, is the pinnacle coach.
Within the Lengthy Course Age Group, Titus achieved a brand new nationwide document of 29.72 seconds within the 50m backstroke on the 2020 UANA (Unión Americana de Natación) Swimming Cup held in Peru.
Dulieu of Pirates Swim Membership additionally had a beautiful 12 months in 2020 and wrote his title within the document books on the BASA Quick Course Age Group Nationwide held in December. The CARIFTA medallist competed within the 1500m freestyle and registered 16.13.44 for a brand new nationwide document.
There have been another notable performances from Adara Stoddard within the ladies 13 to 14 Quick Course Age Group.
Stoddard who proved unstoppable within the backstroke which I 6sher pet occasion set two recordbreaking performances.
On the 2020 BASA Quick Course Nationals, Stoddard clocked 1:14.32 within the 100m breaststroke for a brand new nationwide document.
She additionally achieved one other document within the 200m breaststroke (2:40.52) on the BASA Quick Course Nationals.
Some information fell within the relays notably Pirates 9 to 10 quartet of Heidi Stoute, Toria Alleyne, Jaiya Simmons and Fayth Jeffrey.
Competing on the BASA Lengthy Course Nationals, they received the 400m freestyle (4:51.88) and 400m medley relay (5:44.10) in a record-breaking style.
Additionally, on the Dolphin’s Bridging the Hole Swim Meet held in December 2020, the quartet of Stoute, Alleyne, Simmons and Jeffrey swam 2:04.69 and set a 200m freestyle document.
In the meantime, on the BASA Quick Course Nationals in December, they placed on an important exhibiting of 4:35.65 within the 400m freestyle.
One other document was additionally achieved on the BASA Lengthy Course Nationals in March 2020 when Cassius Narain, Brennan Watson, Jaiya Simmons and Heidi Stoute clocked 2:23.33 within the 9 to 10 Blended Relay.
Over the previous 12 months, BASA has been confronted with a number of challenges with internet hosting occasions notably due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Whereas BASA was capable of stage nationals with each Lengthy Course and Quick Course, they, sadly, have been unable to host CARIFTA for 2 consecutive years. They have been additionally pressured to cancel the Aquatic Centre Invitational.
There have been a couple of occasions sanctioned final 12 months by BASA amidst the challenges.
They have been the Dolphins Swim Membership Lengthy Course meet in December and Pirates Swim Membership in August. Water polo and inventive swimming weren’t capable of have any aggressive meets due to the continuing pandemic.