2022 PanAm Aquatics Age Group Championships A Success for Team Jamaica

When the curtains came down at the 2022 staging of the PanAm Age Group Championships the team of 12 swimmers that traveled to Trinidad & Tobago had every right to be proud of their performances.

Their overall Medal Tally was 19 medals: 4 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze, the previous highest medal tally was 3 back in 2020. Team Jamaica's overall placing was 4th out of 16 countries.
Vice President of Swimming, Georgia Sinclair notes that the ASAJ is committed to the growth and development of our athletes and hence our approach to sending teams to all major regional and international meets. The PanAm Aquatics Age Group Championship is one such meet that provides an opportunity for athletes to participate at a higher level of competition as apart from the Caribbean region the competition involves athletes from Central and South America. This year's team performance exceeded expectations and the swimmers are to be commended for stepping up their game and believing on their abilities and demonstrating to the region that Jamaica swimming is rising to greater heights.
Here's a further breakdown of the PanAm Team's achievement:
Three National Age Group Records were established: 
  • Girls 13 - 14  200m Medley Relay in a time of 2:06.35; Zaviya Cameron, Leah Chin, Carolyn Levy-Powell & Christanya Shirley
  • Boys 13 - 14  200m Medley Relay in a time of 2:00.16; Benjamin Davis, Zack-Andre Johnson, Kabiki Thomas & Brandon Wong
  • Mixed 15 - 17 200m Free Relay in a time of 1:43.55; Morgan Cogle, Nelson Denny, Zachary Jackson-Blaine & Leanna Wainwright
Three swimmers also swam qualifying times for the XIX Pan American Games, which will be held in Santiago, Chile in 2023. They are Christanya Shirley, Leanna Wainwright and Zachary Jackson-Blaine.
Christanya Shirley put the icing on the cake by earning the Girls 13 - 14 High Point Trophy.
Well done Team!