Swim Team departs for China

An 18 member swim team departed Jamaica for China on the Jamaica-China Exchange programme.

Last Wednesday July 11, 2018, an 18 member team comprising 15 swimmers, two Coaches and one Team Manager departed from Montego Bay en route to Hunan province in China via Germany and Beijing. While there, they will participate in a rigorous training programme at world-class venues with state-of-the-art facilities as part of the Jamaica China Technical Cooperation Project on Sports Coaching. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, Olivia "Babsy" Grange was on hand to see the team off when they departed the National Aquatics Centre for Montego Bay on the first leg of their journey. 

Team members are:

Akeem Alleyne, Zaneta Alvaranga, Brianna Anderson, Saidah Brown, Kito Campbell, Tiara Campbell, Paris Clare, Karci Gibson, Zachary Jackson-Blaine, Zachary Johnson, Paig'e Lewis, Kaheem Lozer, Dominic Mullings, Devaughn Robe and Kyle Sinclair.

The management team is Georgia Sinclair (Team Manager), Andrea Hanson (Liaison Officer), Rory Alvaranga (Coach) and Ishmedo Wolfe (Coach).

The team arrived at their final destination on Saturday July 14, 2018, and from all accounts have settled in comfortably. Their first pool session will be on Monday July 16, 2018, at 9 a.m. There will be two sessions each day at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. So far the team has been in good spirits and in good health.