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Monday, April 28, 2014

Guadeloupe Shows Its Open Water Prowess At CARIFTA

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The boys of Guadeloupe showed the ocean swimming prowess and potential at Sabana Basora in Aruba for the second year in a row at the XXIX CARIFTA Swimming Championships. They placed 3 of the top 6 in the 13-14 age group and 3 of the top 7 in the 15-17 age group at the open water swimming race at the annual Caribbean age group swimming championships.

A 5 km ocean swim for boys and girls ages 13-14 and 15-17 was added at the CARIFTA Championships where the best juniors of Caribbean Swimming against each other in the 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17 age groups. It was a qualifying event for both the Youth Olympic Games and the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships.

14-year-old Karl Fabry of Guadeloupe (1:07:51) joined teammate 17-year-old Anthony Rechal (1:07:12, shown on left above) at the top of the podium as they both won their respective age groups.

Guadeloupe is a group of beautiful Caribbean islands located in the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles as part of France.

Boys 13-14 5 km Results:
1. Karl Fabry, Guadeloupe 1:07:51
2. Samuel Marinette Guadeloupe 1:10:32
3. Christian Marsden, Trinidad & Tobago 1:10:54
4. Patrick Groters, Aruba 1:12:11
5. Nicholas Hall, Barbados 1:12:49
6. Scotty Francillette, Guadeloupe 1:12:51
7. Eddie Weber, Cayman Islands 1:14:45
8. Kael Yorke, Trinidad & Tobago 1:14:47
9. Kobi Talma, Barbados 1:16:57
10. Kyllian Brenon, French Guyana 1:17:06
11. Raim Michiel, Bahamas 1:19:06
12. Tyler Russell, Bahamas 1:19:06
13. Jean-Marc Delices, French Guyana 1:20:45
14. Steven Aimable, French Guyana 1:21:07
15. Jonathan Key, Cayman Islands 1:21:13
16. Alec Sands, Bahamas 1:21:44
17. Matthew Somerville, Cayman Islands 1:21:47
18. Carl-Gustave Delor, French Guyana 1:22:12
19. Joshua Roberts, Bahamas 1:23:47

Boys 15-17 5 km Results:
1. Anthony Rechal, Guadeloupe 1:07:12
2. Renze Postma, Aruba 1:10:57
3. Jivan Chee Foon, Trinidad & Tobago 1:10:58
4. Liveurce Bourgeois, Guadeloupe 1:12:03
5. Mikel Schreuders, Aruba 1:12:18
6. Iain McCallum, Cayman Islands 1:12:20
7. Evgueny Virassamy, Guadeloupe 1:13:31
8. Matthew Lyn, Jamaica 1:13:32
9. Meshach Roberts, Bahamas 1:13:33
10. Kyle Cracciolo, Trinidad & Tobago, 1:16:29
11. Keith Lloyd, Bahamas 1:19:40
12. Cole Morgan, Cayman Islands 1:19:53
13. Nicholas Haughton, Jamaica 1:20:46
14. Andrew Gillette, Trinidad & Tobago 1:22:12
15. Raigel Hoen, Aruba 1:22:24

Photo shows Anthony Rechal (left) among the top 3 finishers in the 2013 CARIRTA Championships.

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