A 12-member team of swimmers comprising six males and six females will represent Guyana at the second leg of the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) in Suriname.
The games will be staged from October 17-21.
The male team will be made up of Hannibal Gaskin(100m freestyle, 50m and 100m butterfly), Omar Adams (50m and 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly), Omari Dunn (50m and 100m breaststroke), Joseph Sequina (50m and 100m freestyle, 50m and 100m backstroke), Phillip DeNobrega (200m freestyle, 50m backstroke) and Delon Nurse, (50m and 100m breaststroke, 200m IM).
The girls’ team will be spearheaded by Goodwill Games gold medalist Britany van Lange (50m, 100m and 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly) Accalia Khan (200m freestyle, 100m backstroke) Nikita Fiedtkou, (50m and 100m breaststroke), Jamila Sanmoogan, (50m and 100m breaststroke) Soroya Simmons(50m and 100m backstroke, 50m and 100m butterfly
) and Onika George (50m and 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke).
The team managers will be Kamala van Lange and Leon Seaton and the Coach Isabella Couso Fals.
According to Director of Sport, Neil Kumar, Guyana’s under-19 sportsmen and women will lock horns with their Surinamese counterparts in four disciplines: athletics, basketball, swimming and volleyball.
In the first leg in August, hosts Guyana won at cycling and table-tennis while their rivals took top honours in chess and football.
The aim of the games is to create possibilities for youths to come together and compete in different sport disciplines, focusing on better sport results and better understanding of each other’s culture.