Young Vincentian swimmer, Shne’ Joachim won bronze medal in the 50-metres Breaststroke at this year’s CARIFTA Swimming Championship which ended in the Bahamas on Tuesday. She swam the race in 34.4 seconds. She also placed 5th in the 100-metres Breaststroke in a time of 1 minute, 19.93 seconds.
Both times were slower than her personal best times achieved earlier this year but her training and preparation for the Championships were severely curtailed because she fractured her wrist five weeks earlier and the cast was removed on 14th April, the day before the CARIFTA Swimming Championships started.
She has now won medals at the CARIFTA Swimming Championships for five consecutive years, and in over three different age Groups. She will qualify for next year’s event in Jamaica.
The other members of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines team to this year’s Championships were Nikolas Sylvester, Aaron Defreitas, Bryson George, Alex Joachim and Mya Defreitas who improved on some of their previous performances.
National swim coach, Kyle Dougan said: “the performance of Shne’ was very courageous and unexpected. To swim that well given her injury was outstanding.
Winning medals for five consecutive years at the CARIFTA level is a historical accomplishment for Swimming in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and likely among the best Athletic achievements in Sports in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”