Over 300 students from 45 primary schools across the country will journey to the Point Fortin Community Pool on Sunday November 26 to challenge Bishop Anstey Junior for the top spot in the 8th Annual Atlantic Primary Schools Invitational Swim Meet.
Camille Salandy, Atlantic’s Manager – Sustainability and Corporate Communications said that this year’s meet would feature 52 events for both competitive and non-competitive swimmers.
“The Atlantic Swimming Invitational in Point Fortin has become one of the biggest events for young swimmers and every year, we are amazed by the sheer talent of the children,” Salandy said. “Atlantic is committed to facilitating youth development through sport and this event is part of an overall effort to help develop the next generation of swimmers, not just in terms of competitive ability but more importantly in terms of how they grow up to live the kind of values that position our country to be successful in the future.”
Salandy explained that in June, Atlantic had partnered with the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) to stage the inaugural Atlantic National Primary Schools Swimming Competition. Some 103 schools and 643 young swimmers participated in that meet.
“Atlantic continues to work closely with ASATT to ensure that both our Swimming Competition and this Sunday’s Invitational Swim Meet will be aligned to international swimming standards and help us produce top-notch swimming talent,” Salandy said. “We look forward to that day when the children who take part in these events will either stand among the ranks of the best competitive swimmers for their country or among the ranks of leaders of every sphere of our society.”