Dolphins vs Stingrays at Swimming Federation’s Long Course Championships

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Swimmers take off at Long Course Championships.
Swimmers take off at Long Course Championships.

The 2017 Virgin Islands Swimming Federation Long Course Championships were held on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 on St. Croix.  More than 200 spectators enjoyed the two-day long course championships when 105 athletes from the St. Croix Dolphins and the St. Thomas Stingrays competed.  The swimmers ranged in ages from six years old to 37 years old.  Each swimmer competed in a maximum of three individual events and two relays each day; there were six age group categories, split up by gender.  These age groups were 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17, and 18 and over.  Below are the top three individual point scorers in each age group.

8 & under girls                                                                                  8 & under boys

Fion Hughes (STT) Joseph Freeman (STX)
Khalia Moore (STT) Ayden Macomson (STT)
Sasha Poe (STT) Rex Andrews (STX)

9-10 girls                                                                                             9-10 boys

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Veronica Leinenbach (STT) Kaeden Gleason (STX)
Emberlyn Warehime (STX) Joaquin Bonafe (STX)
Amelie Zucker (STT) Flyn Hughes (STT)

 11-12 girls                                                                                           11-12 boys

Audrey Moore (STT) Max Wilson (STT)
Casey Vanderwall (STT) Michael Dizon-Bumann (STX)
Victoria Sperber (STX) Brice Richards (STX)

13-14 girls                                                                                           13-14 boys

Natalia Kuipers (STX) Ky Odlum (STT)
Carter Maltby (STT) Amani Estrill (STX)
Erin Hughes (STT)  

15-17 girls                                                                                           15-17 boys

Lidia Boguslawska (STX) Webster Bozzo (STX)
Layalie Washshah (STX) Jonathan Thomas (STX)
Kira Griffith (STX) Sean Hughes (STT)

18 & over girls                                                                                  18 & over boys

Mary Killman (STT) Matthew Mays (STX)
Andia Chaves Fonnegra (STT) Filemon Wakowile (STT)
Caylee Watson (STX) Greg Penny (STT)

For full results of the 2017 Virgin Islands Long Course Championships, contact Brian Brady, the head coach of the Dolphins, call 719-7946 or e-mail stcroixdolphins@gmail.com. Or contact John Vasbinder, the head coach of the Stingrays, call 244-7657 or e-mail jvasbinder@live.com.

St Croix Dolphins team at V.I. Swimming Federation Meet against St Thomas Stingrays

The V.I. Swimming Federation’s next event will be in Nassau, Bahamas, April 15-18, for the Carifta Swimming Championships. Seventeen swimmers have qualified to represent the Virgin Islands in these championships. The National Swim Team consists of the following swimmers: Audrey Moore, Erin Andrews, Lindsay Barr, Gabriela Brunt, Erin Hughes, Natalia Kuipers, Carter Maltby, Fairley Maltby, Brianna Mattis, Kyra Odlum, Victoria Sperber, Casey Vanderwall, Webster Bozzo, Jaidan Camacho, Michael Dizon Bumann, Ky Odlum and Max Wilson.

Anyone interested in becoming a part of this rewarding sport, should contact the Dolphins Swim Team on St. Croix by calling 719-7946 or e-mailing stcroixdolphins@gmail.com. On St. Thomas, contact the Stingrays Swim Team by calling 779-7872 or e-mailing at info@sttswimming.org

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