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VI National Swim Team Leaves for Mexico to Compete in Central American/Caribbean Confederation Championships

A 25-meter pool (Source Photo by Kyle Murphy)

The U.S. Virgin Islands National Swim Team will travel to Monterrey, Mexico, to compete in the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Championships that will be held June 14-16. The confederation oversees competitive swimming and other aquatic sports, such as water polo, open water, artistic swimming and diving in the Central American and Caribbean regions.

Swimmers from various Central American and Caribbean countries will compete for top honors, with the championship serving as the final Olympic qualifying event in the region. Approximately 750 swimmers are anticipated to participate in CCCAN.

From St. Thomas in the 11-12 girls’ category, the Virgin Islands will be represented by Reagan Uszenski, who brought home three medals from the last international meet at Carifta.

In the 13-14 boys’ category, Zion John Baptiste, who also won a medal at Carifta, will be representing the USVI. College swimmers Lindsay Bar and Max Wilson will compete in the 18 and over events. Bar was a finalist in three events at the last international meet, while Wilson just completed an incredible season for FSU, setting a school record and being named All-American in two individual events and two relays.

Coming off a successful V.I. Championships in May, the swimmers from St. Croix have been preparing to compete in CCCAN 2024. They have been working hard and are ready to represent the USVI in Mexico. The swimmers from St. Croix representing the USVI are Kaeden Gleason (16), Daryan Maynard (15), Kalonji Von Schilling (15), Gabrielle Evora (17), Sawyer Holley (14), Riley Miller (15), Caroline Tyrrell (16) and Adriel Sanes (Tokyo Olympian).

The swimmers from both islands are eager and ready to represent the U.S. Virgin Islands with pride.

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