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JAMAICA'S synchro swimmers who are in Puerto Rico for the ongoing UANA PanAmerican Synchronised Swimming Championships have advanced to the final rounds.
Jamaica is represented by swimmers from the national team and the Island Aquatics Synchro Club, including age group 12 and under swimmers T'Neill Gooden, Hannah Smith, Nyouka Baugh, Ajoni Llewellyn and Felice Coombs. Baugh's solo qualified her for the final round, while the duet with Baugh, Llewellyn and Coombs (reserve) has also advanced to the finals.
In the 13-15 category, swimmer Jamielya Shaw and 16-18 swimmer Rhea Rampair both advanced to the final round in their
Canada, Mexico and Brazil took early leads in the preliminary team rounds. The first medals were awarded in the Open Team Competition, with Canada winning the gold medal, and Brazil and Mexico, winning silver and bronze, respectively.
The USA won the age-group team finals.
In the senior technical duet event, Guatemala claimed the silver and Chile the gold. Jamaica had no swimmers in the Senior/Open category.
Team manager Dr Debbie-Ann Gordon-Smith said the competition is fierce but the Jamaican girls are doing their best. Coaches Jun Tochino and Olga Novokshchenova have worked hard to prepare the swimmers, but this is the highest-level competition that the swimmers have entered so far and the experience is invaluable. For some, it is also the first time they are competing in a major international competition.
The cost of sending the team to Puerto Rico is high and the swimmers are grateful for the support of the Jamaican business community including Dekal Wireless, Sagicor Jamaica, Kingston Container Termi-nal, Jemar Printery, Wilks Bay Resort, CGM Gallagher and Petrojam Ltd, among others.
Jamaica synchro Swimmers (from left) Felice Coombs, Jamielya Shaw, Hannah Smith, Rhea
Rampair, Nyouka Baugh, Ajoni Llewellyn and T'Neill Gooden pose for the cameras in Puerto
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