Moments before the Guyana contingent of 56 swimmers left these shores yesterday for the Barbados Goodwill Meet set for this weekend, three of the swimmers from Linden and their coach were given an undisclosed cash donation to make their trip possible.
The still to be launched business under the name Millers Medical, Intel and Nick Pro entity through its public Relations Officer Ms Terona Lowenfield made the presentation to President of the Torpedo Swim Club Tyrone Peters at the Watooka Club Pool.
Ms. Lowenfield said that while they were still to start business in Linden, which will be soon, they felt it appropriate to lend support to the three swimmers, in Dean and Ricardo Spencer and Fitzroy Thom and their coach Crystal Thom for the championship in Barbados.
She said, “We are to start up pretty soon even though we don’t have a venue as yet, but pretty soon you will hear much more about us.”
Among those gathered were two of the three swimmers, Ricardo and Dean Spencer and Coach Crystal Thom, Treasurer of the Torpedo Swim Club Mary Chung Phillips and parents and executives of the Linden based club.
President Tyrone Peters said that the club appreciates the offer to help from Millers Medical, Intel and Nick Pro since they had sought sponsorship from several entities and few responded.
Treasurer Chung-Phillips recalled letters were written but donations received included $20,000 from the Linden Electricity Inc. and others from Dennis Mohammed, Horace James, Emmet Alves, an overseas donor and another from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Linden.
The one year old Torpedo swim Club of Linden’s swimmers on the National squad are Ricardo and Dean Spencer participating in the Under 8 category and Fitzroy Thom in the 15 to 17 category and their coach Crystal Thom.
Selection to the national team by swimmers from the various clubs affiliated to the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association had to make the qualifying times to be eligible to compete at the Goodwill meet.
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