Goodwill National Team Excellence!

Outstanding performance by the 25-member swim team.

Team Jamaica accomplished an historic feat when the curtains came down at the Goodwill Swim Meet in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago, with a massive medal haul of 92 medals: 33 gold, 37 silver, 22 bronze. Prior to this 26th edition, Jamaica's highest tally was 65 medals at the 2019 staging in Suriname. The team amassed a total of 1,002 points to finish 2nd behind Trinidad and Tobago who won with 1,442  points. Barbados was 3rd with 723 points.

On the final day of competition the team added 26 medals (10 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze) to its overnight tally of 66 medals and set 5 new Meet records.

The first new meet record was set in the girls 15 -17  50m backstroke by Giani Francis in a time of 30.83 erasing the old record of 31.68 set back in 2017. Giani went on to break another meet record in the 100m butterfly in a time of 1:06.09 smashing the old record of 1:09.39.  The other three meet records broken were in the 200m Freestyle relays: the Girls 9 -10 team of Kai Lawson, Zoya Hawes, Emanuelle Spence and Kia Alert erased the old record of 2:04.12 set in 2016 with a new record of 2:03.79; the Girls 13 -14 team of Mikayla Brown, Renae Chung, Loren-Ann Patterson and Rianna Scott obliterated the old record of 1:56.20 when they stopped the clock in new meet record of 1:51.75; and the Girls 15 -17 team of Jada Latibeaudiere, Lia Forrester, Giani Francis and Aliyah Heaven destroyed the old record of  1:54.52 when they touched the wall in a new meet record of 1:50.23.

This commendable performance was achieved through teamwork as all 25 swimmers on the team medaled at this meet either individually or as relay competitors.

 -VP G. Sinclair