Soares, Persaud shine as GASA short course c/ships commence

The annual Guyana Amateur Swimming Association National Short Course Championships splashed off Friday at the National Aquatic Centre, Liliendaal. Swimmers in the various categories took to the pool Friday evening to compete in the 50m breaststroke and the 100m backstroke events.

Competing in the youngest age category, Kyra Soares dominated her two races for the evening. Aleka Persaud and Paul Mahaica had similar successes in the 9-10 category while Lian Winter and Leon Seaton got the better of the competition in the 11-12 category in both races. Kenita Mahaica and Jamaal Sobers easily won their races in the girls 15-17 and boys 18 and over categories respectively.

Other wins were recorded by Sofia Pinool and Sion Jeffers in the girls and boys’13-14 50m breaststroke category while Donna Carter and Sekhel Tzedeq won the girls and boys’ 13-14 100m backstroke events.

Races wrap up today starting at 10.30

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