National Swimmer Delron Felix departs Grenada today, April 21, 2021 to participate in the UANA Swimming Tokyo Qualifier. The competition slated for April 29th – May 2nd will be staged in Clermont Florida. As a FINA approved event, swimmers who participate will be eligible to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games, Junior Pan-American Games, and World Championships.
In spite of the set backs caused the by the COVID-19 pandemic, Felix has continued to train with his eye set on attaining the qualifying standard for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Felix presently holds the highest FINA points ranking and additionally he is the only swimmer to have attained the Youth Olympic qualifying time. With Tokyo on the horizon he now has his eyes set on the Olympic Games.
Florida based Grenadian National Swimmer Kerry Ollivierre, is also carded to participate in the Olympic Qualifier at UANA in his bid to make the qualifying standard for Tokyo. Ollivierre continues to pursue his swimming career at the AZURA Training Camp on a FINA scholarship, similar to that which was completed by Felix in 2019.
Coach Nataly Sierra, will join Felix in Florida immediately on the heels of the just concluded World Para Swimming Competition, with National Para Swimmer Nye Cruickshank.
The Grenada Amateur Swimming Association with the support of the Grenada Olympic Committee continues to provide the technical assistance required for the development of our swimmers as they seek to represent Grenada on the highest international stage.