New GPC in support of Goodwill Swimming c/ships
The 18th Goodwill Swimming Championships began yesterday, and even as the swimmers were taking a dip into the new Olympic-sized swimming pool at the National Aquatic Centre, the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) was continuing to benefit from the benevolence of corporate Guyana.
Immediately after the official opening ceremony, the association received a cheque for $50,000 from the New GPC Incorporated to assist with the staging of the three-day competition. New GPC representative, Jai Singh, was on hand to present the cheque to GASA representative, Elke Rodrigues, who expressed the association’s gratitude and appreciation for the contribution.
Singh said his company was honoured to be part of the event, which features top age group swimmers from Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname and Barbados. Guyana’s team is the smallest of the four countries, comprising 27 swimmers, while Trinidad and Tobago is the only country with the full complement of 40 swimmers and eight officials.
Traditional powerhouse Suriname has a team of 36 swimmers, while Barbados has 31. The competition will continue today and wrap up tomorrow.