Swimmers from the Island Aquatics Synchro Club (IAS) of Jamaica won a variety of medals at the yearly Southeast/Southwest Florida Regional Association Age Group Championship competition in Coral Springs, Florida. The meet was hosted by Coral Springs’ Acquacades Synchro Club, and participants included synchronized swimmers from the Florida area, Puerto Rico, and Latin America. Nine Jamaican swimmers from the IAS competed in the meet’s honorary category. Jamaica has participated in the meet for a number of years. Jamaicans receiving medals at the 2016 event included Felice Coombs, Laila Bailey, Kokolo Foster and Sarah Anderson, who won gold for the team routine; Coombs also won gold in the 12-and-under category in the solos category and first place in figures. Bailey took silver in the solos and third place in figures. Bailey and Coombs won gold in the duet category, and Foster and Anderson won the bronze medal. Currently, the IAS is the only synchronized swimming club in Jamaica. Its members train in Kingston and Portland, and they are getting ready to the National Trials, which are held to choose a team to compete at the UANA Pan American Championship in August 2016.
Photo Credit: Island Aquatics Synchro Club