The Turks and Caicos Islands Swimming Federation is sending a team delegation to the upcoming FINA (SCM) World Championship, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from December 16 to 21.
The team comprise Rohan Shearer, Sean Walters, Arleigha Hall and Sophie Taylor. The team officials are Vendor Walters – team leader, Zeke Hall – Head Coach, Kenrick Walters and Arlene Hall as assistant coaches.
The team departed on December 12 and is due to return on Thursday, December 23.
The Turks and Caicos Islands Sports Federation has extended best wishes to the team in an Instagram post.
The Turks and Caicos Islands Swim Federation has five clubs under its umbrella. They are the Provo Aquatics Foundation, the Turks and Caicos Islands Aquatics Swim Club, Adventure Sports TCI, International School TCI and SURFside Ocean Academy.
The Turks and Caicos Islands Swimming Federation is the governing body of aquatic sports in the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is a Non-Profit Organization, established in accordance with the Turks and Caicos Financial Services Commission Non-Profit Organization Regulations.
It is also a FINA and Turks and Caicos Island Government Sports Department recognized entity with the objectives to:
· be the official point of contact and sanctioning body for aquatics events and activities for open water swimming, water polo, pool swimming, board and platform diving, and synchronized or artistic swimming in the Turks & Caicos Islands;
· oversee, co-ordinate aquatics events in the Turks & Caicos Islands including all races, competitions, teaching, coaching, and training sessions, conferences, workshops, and educational seminars;
· encourage and promotion of learn-to-swim programs and classes for the entire TCI community directly through the Federation or in partnership with swim clubs, swim schools, swim programs, private entities, non-profit entities, and TCI government agencies;
· encourage, administrate, and promote swimming events at a competitive level in TCI and internationally;
· plan and develop learn-to-swim and competitive swimming pools for public use; and
· establish, develop, and administrate lifeguard/water rescue certification and re-certification standards and programs for pool, waterfront, and beach for the Turks & Caicos.