Siblings Jada and Graham Chatoor were among the top performers when the Republic Bank Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago Invitational continued at the National Aquatic Centre in Couva, yesterday.
In the boys 15 and Over 800-metre freestyle, Graham of Marlins Swim Club won in a time of eight minutes and 52.72 seconds (8:52.72). Finishing behind Graham was Daniel Scott of Dorado Speed Swim Club in 9:32.44, while Jordane Payne of ‘Y’ Speedos Swim Club was third in 9:42.80.
Jada was unstoppable in the girls 13-14 800m freestyle event winning in convincing fashion. Jada, also of Marlins, copped gold in 9:46.62 ahead of Naomi Eaton of ‘Y’ Speedos in 10:24.70 and Dominique Nurse Allen of Marlins in 11:09.41. Jada won another gold in the girls 13-14 200m freestyle.
The Chatoor siblings were not the only siblings from Marlins to shine yesterday as the pair of Zoe and Zachary Anthony both won their respective events. Zoe won the girls 11-12 200m freestyle in 2:21.14, while Zachary snatched gold in the boys 9-10 200m freestyle in 2:28.93.
Top national swimmer Dylan Carter also competed yesterday. Carter, representing Areios Aquatechs, won gold in the boys 15 and Over 200m freestyle in 1:49.77. Kael Yorke of Tidal Wave Aquatics was a distant second in 1:58.09, with Point Fortin Aqua Darts’ Cadell Lyons (1:59.02) trailing.
Zarek Wilson of Blue Dolphins was also in impressive form, taking first place in the Boys 11-12 400m Individual Medley in 5:19.47, ahead of Atlantis’ Marquise Nelson (5:28.54) and Marlins’ Nikoli Blackman (5:29.94).
Wilson returned to top the podium in the Boys 11-12 200m freestyle, touching the wall in 2:11.24. Marlins’ Blackman (2:13.56) and Sea Hawks’ Josiah Changar (2:15.33) trailed respectively.
Eric Lashley of Pirates Swim Club in Barbados was also in winners row, taking first place in the Boys 13-14 400m IM (5:13.25) ahead of Sea Jays’ Terrel Monplaisir (5:22.34).
On Friday night, Liam Carrington established a new national record in the Boys 8 and Under 100m freestyle. Carrington finished second in 1:10.00, behind St Lucia’s Antoine Destang (1:08.48).
Some of the swimmers who won their events on Friday night were Keryn Burke, Antoine Destang, Amelia Rajack, Zarek Wilson and Aqeel Joseph.