Nov 30, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Amy, Sarah and Naomi want to represent Guyana at the Olympics
Amy Grant, Sarah King and Naomi King’s goal is to one day represent Guyana at the Olympic Games, these swimmers represented District 11 North Georgetown at the recently concluded National Schools Swimming Championships where they performed creditably.
Ten year old Amy Grant who attends Mae’s won Gold in the 50 meters Girls U-12 Backstroke, while Sarah King copped the 50 meters Girls U-12 Freestyle title and Naomi won the Girls 50 meters under-10 Freestyle and Backstroke events.
Grant, who is a member of the Silver Shark Swim Club and started competitive swimming as a 9 year old, told Kaieteur sport she still manages to train although she attends extra lessons after school. “I do not have a training schedule so I train during my spare time, when I was younger I used to play in the water a lot and developed a love for the sport”. “My parents encouraged me to take swimming seriously and I am working very hard to bring glory to my country. I did not get an opportunity to compete in the recent Goodwill Championship due to my illness which also affected my training”.
Grant represented her club earlier in 2012 where she won the 50 meters Backstroke and Freestyle in the 9-10 year category. She also took part in the Mash Meet competition where she broke the record in the 50 meters Free Style, which was held by Ashanti Nichols for 17 years. Grant will celebrate her 11th birthday on December 19th.
Sarah, who attends St. Roses High School, represented Guyana at the recent Goodwill Championship and train 2 times a week. “I take my studies as well as swimming seriously and I am working very hard to realise my dream.” Sarah a member of the Dorado Swim Speed Club also won the Girls U-10 50 meters Free Style and Back Stroke in 2010 schools championship. Nine year old Naomi who attends St. Margret’s Primary and is also a member of the Dorado Speed Swim Club, said she started to swim since she was 6 and train 2 times a week. She stated that because her elder sister got involved in the sport she wanted to do so as well. “My grandmother always encouraged us to take it seriously, I am focused on achieving my goal and want to create history in the sport and I know for that to be achieved I have to work hard for which I am prepared”.
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