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Bmobile helps YMCA make big splash in Tobago

Port of Spain - The development of swimming in Tobago received a boost when Bmobile, THA, and FCB collaborated with the Tobago YMCA for the staging of the Y’s first annual Tobago Primary & Secondary Schools swim meet on the 5th and 6th of April, 2011. Over 300 students assembled at the YMCA’s facility in Courland, Tobago to test their mettle against the clock and their peers. “The competition was very important to the young athletes and to Tobago” said Nichola Harvey TSTT’s Head of Tobago Operations. She explained that while on the one hand it promoted swimming as a key area in the development of competitive sports in Tobago, it also gave the youths the responsibility of representing their schools to the best of their abilities.”Shouldering such responsibilities is an important foundation for athletes.” Scarborough Roman Catholic school turned out two of the top performers with their Owen Murray topping the boys 7-8 age group while his school mate Dante’ Murray received the highest points for the boys 9-10 age group. Anton Phillips of Bishop’s High School received the highest points for the boys 14+ group. Overall Scarborough R.C emerged as the top performing Primary School followed by Lambeau Anglican School and then third place school Micheal Kay Hall. Buccoo Government Primary and Scarborough Methodist rounded off the top 5 Primary Schools in fourth and fifth place respectively. In the Secondary Schools category, the top 5 performing schools were Bishops High School (1st place), Speyside High School (2nd), Signal Hill Secondary Comprehensive School (3rd), Scarborough Secondary School (4th) and fifth place Mason Hall Secondary School. Seventeen year old Anton Phillips Jr. who topped the 14-plus group has ambitions of becoming a professional swimmer. At the YMCA swim meet he took home Gold in the Relay Medley; Relay, Relay Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke and Silver in the Butterfly event. He will be doing CXC exams in May/June of this year so training with the YMCA swim team and the Atlantis Swim Club of Tobago will be put on the back burner for now. Director of the Tobago YMCA Beverly Joseph noted” It was a tremendous response from the schools and from sponsors like Bmobile. We were excited and delighted about the donations made by them, especially the netbook computer prizes which were given to each of the top performers. We are looking forward to continuing this partnership.",The development of swimming in Tobago received a boost when Bmobile, THA, and FCB collaborated with the Tobago YMCA for the staging of the Y’s first annual Tobago Primary & Secondary Schools swim meet on the 5th and 6th of April, 2011. Over 300 students assembled at the YMCA’s facility in Courland, Tobago to test their mettle against the clock and their peers. “The competition was very important to the young athletes and to Tobago” said Nichola Harvey TSTT’s Head of Tobago Operations. She explained that while on the one hand it promoted swimming as a key area in the development of competitive sports in Tobago, it also gave the youths the responsibility of representing their schools to the best of their abilities.”Shouldering such responsibilities is an important foundation for athletes.”

Scarborough Roman Catholic school turned out two of the top performers with their Owen Murray topping the boys 7-8 age group while his school mate Dante’ Murray received the highest points for the boys 9-10 age group. Anton Phillips of Bishop’s High School received the highest points for the boys 14+ group. Overall Scarborough R.C emerged as the top performing Primary School followed by Lambeau Anglican School and then third place school Micheal Kay Hall. Buccoo Government Primary and Scarborough Methodist rounded off the top 5 Primary Schools in fourth and fifth place respectively.

In the Secondary Schools category, the top 5 performing schools were Bishops High School (1st place), Speyside High School (2nd), Signal Hill Secondary Comprehensive School (3rd), Scarborough Secondary School (4th) and fifth place Mason Hall Secondary School.

Seventeen year old Anton Phillips Jr. who topped the 14-plus group has ambitions of becoming a professional swimmer. At the YMCA swim meet he took home Gold in the Relay Medley; Relay, Relay Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke and Silver in the Butterfly event. He will be doing CXC exams in May/June of this year so training with the YMCA swim team and the Atlantis Swim Club of Tobago will be put on the back burner for now.

Director of the Tobago YMCA Beverly Joseph noted” It was a tremendous response from the schools and from sponsors like Bmobile. We were excited and delighted about the donations made by them, especially the netbook computer prizes which were given to each of the top performers. We are looking forward to continuing this partnership."