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Stephen Leal

CST wishes to thank the Foundation Community Aid Sentry Hill, who donated money that will pay for a new set of backstroke flags (coming soon). Mr. Henri Brookson, representing the foundation, approached CST representatives as they were selling raffle tickets at Carrefour Market last November, and kindly asked if the foundation could help in any way. Being a non-profit organization, CST is both dependent on, and is always grateful for, such donations.

Stephen Leal

The younger members of Carib Swim Team stepped up and did their part at the annual Caribbean Gems Elementary Swim Meet, representing their various schools. The event proved to be huge, with 136 swimmers and their families packing the pool area. Learning Unlimited won the team competition with 361 points, followed by CIA with 348 points and Saint Dominic with 322 points, overall a very tight meet! Out of 28 individual events, CST swimmers took home 15 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 8 bronze medals. Those winning events were...

Stephen Leal

Cherise Rambhadjan-Bowman, representing the St. Maarten Timeshare Association, presented Carib Swim Team with a very generous donation last week, which will allow CST to update their starting blocks with a wedge back, as well as backstroke wedges. This will greatly modernize the CST facility. Swimmers who competed in Florida in February are familiar with these blocks, and the distinct advantage they provide! Being a non-profit organization, CST is both dependent on, and is always grateful for, such donations.

Stephen Leal

Carib Swim Team traveled with 20 athletes to Coral Springs, Florida to race in their annual invitational, and performed exceptionally well! This was the largest travel team ever for CST. There were many highlights, but Sacha Gibbs stamping his ticket to CARIFTA is a good place to start... Congratulations, and good luck in Barbados! However, a crazy number other new time standards were met: A boat load of new B times, 17 new BB times, 8 new A times, 5 new AA times and 3 new AAA times! Our kids...

Stephen Leal

Caribbean Gems sponsored, and Carib Swim Team hosted, the annual High School inter-school meet on Sunday. Spirits were high, and fun was had by all! In a close competition, Learning Unlimited earned the title, just beating out St. Dominic High School in second place. CST swimmers performed well for their schools, winning 15 out of 20 individual events and dominating many other top finishes. Congratulations to all swimmers, and we are looking forward to the Elementary School meet on February 23rd.

Stephen Leal

CST did St. Martin / Sint Maarten proud at the Guadeloupe Invitational on December 21-22. Ten of our swimmers took part, and all had at least one top 8 finish. Our 10/u crew (Joey, Nico and Maxime) were especially impressive, sharing 10 1st place finishes between them! CST swimmers also achieved 7 new 'A' times, 5 new 'AA' times, and 1 new 'AAA' time, and a bunch of 'B' and 'BB' times as well. Results are available hear on the our website.

Stephen Leal

These 20oz bottles are now available in the team store. At $18, they would make a great Christmas gift for those who want to show their team pride!

Stephen Leal

Great job and big thanks to Denecia, Al-Sheenia and Nikki, who went overboard on selling raffle tickets for our big December fundraiser! In addition to some nice prizes for their efforts, Denecia has earned the privilege of designing an Age Group 1 workout. Arianna Lont has won the same honor for Senior Group.

Stephen Leal

The annual December Aquathlon by Tri-Sport was held on Sunday. Unfortunately, the ocean swim part was cancelled because of the heavy swell.Nevertheless, many CST kids and adults, who are not even runners for the most part, made podiums in almost all of the categories: Adriaan Coppelmans, 5km, 12 and Under, 1st place Mathis Natchie, 5km, Junior (13-18), 2nd place Sacha Gibbs, 5km, Junior (13-18), 3rd place Grace Cheasley, 5km, Junior (14-18), 1st place Evelyn Munoz, 5km, 40 and over, 2nd place Eline Broere, 10km, 18-40, 3rd place Congratulations to these...

Stephen Leal

55 CST swimmers earned their diplomas by passing their exams on Saturday! Congratulations to all of them! Special congratulations to Laurencia Marlin, as she is the first adult to pass her exam after starting lessons as a beginner! The skills assessment tests for levels A1, A2, and A3 will be held during the week of December 9th during the children's regular classes.