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Stephen Leal

Windward Islands Bank sponsored Carib Swim Team’s first hosted swim meet of 2023, a Pentathlon format. The Pentathlon meet is different than most meets, in that instead of awarding each event for each age group, each swimmer swims five events and the winner is the lowest sum of all five events. Also, CST and WIB awarded each age, instead of age groups. Overall winners were Tye Hartgers (Super Splash Swim Team - 6 year old boys), Charlotte Challenger (CST – 7 year old girls), Kimaia Stephen (CST – 8 year...

Stephen Leal

Eight Carib Swim Team athletes traveled to Guadeloupe this last weekend for the annual Shark Week invitational meet. And although we were small, we were mighty! In the first meet of the year, seven of the eight swimmers made appearances on the awards podium, with Saphir Thomas earning 1 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medal. Matias Piazza earned 1 gold, 3 silver, and 4 bronze medals. Birthday Boy Simon Creusot won a gold medal, four silver medals, and one bronze medal. Nicolas Piazza outdid his brother by bringing home...

Stephen Leal

Three Carib Swim Team swimmers did their team proud over the weekend in Martinique. Joey Schvartz, Saphir Thomas, and Matias Piazza combined for thirteen new team records, despite some issues with their travel. Joey set new marks for boys 12-year-old 100 breast, which also broke the Senior record. He reset the 12-year-old boys 800 free as well, in a new 'AAAA' time. Saphir Thomas set new records for both 13-year-old girls, as well as Senior records, for 100 free (in a new 'AAA' time), 1500 free (with a new 'A'...

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Sisters Taffi and Abbi Illis once again represented Sint Maarten at the FINA short courseWorld Championships, held in Melbourne Australia last week, and both did quite well. Taffi swam to a best time in her 50 butterfly with a 31.16, finishing 3rd in her heat. She also performed a 29.77 in her 50 free. Abbi swam a huge best time in her 100 free, with a 1:09.62. Congratulations to both sisters!

Stephen Leal

Good times and good food were had on Thursday at Carib Swim Team's annual Christmas party. We celebrated with in-water games, out-of-water games, and great pizza!

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69 swimmers passed for their diploma last Saturday! All did an awesome job A special congrats to John Garcia, Abhiram Lulla, Rishab Jadhav, Pranay Shadadpuri, Ekamjot Singh, Xyrgell Tjon Joen Sjong and Zora Eeswijk for completing Level 3!

Stephen Leal

We have upgraded the lights in the pool area, and the results are night-and-day! The facility lights up like a Christmas tree in the evening and early morning hours now. Thanks to everybody involved in making this happen.

Stephen Leal

Carib Swim Team held it’s annual Holiday Bash Swim Meet on Sunday December 4th. The competition, the last of the year for most swimmers, proved to be highly successful, with CST swimmers achieving 14 new team records, 29 new time standards, and a boat load of new personal best times. Saphir Thomas broke a 13 year old record by swimming a 31.56 in 50 butterfly. Arianna Lont, in her last meet with CST before moving to the States later this month, broke a five year old record in 400 free...

Stephen Leal

Carib Swim Team contributed some of their swimmers for the 2022 Trisport Aquathlon. Although I don't have full results at this point (I will update this article when I get them), It does look like CST did their teams proud. Matias Piazza was the first man out of the water, and helped his 'Happy Team' duo to a first place finish in the 5K relay. Arianna Lont was the first woman to finish the swim (fourth overall, and helped her team, the 'A Team' to a third place overall. Pepijn...

Stephen Leal

Guardian Group once again sponsored Carib Swim Team’s annual Fall Invitational Swim Meet. Dolphins Swim Team and Super Splash Swim Team also attended, as this was the first island wide swim meet of the 2022/2023 season. Very good early season times were posted by swimmers from all three teams. Carib Swim Team was highlighted by nine new team records, along with a ton of newly met time standards. Matias Piazza achieved new team records for both his age (14 years), as well as the Senior team record (all ages) for...