Kingston 28 June 2019 - The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has described as “outstanding” the performance of Joydane White and Nyouka Baugh who have won Jamaica’s first medals at the Central American and Caribbean Confederation Artistic Swimming Championship taking place in Barbados.
White, who won the silver medal in the 12 and Under Solo Routine, is the youngest member on the Jamaica team. Baugh, who is 16, won silver in the Junior Solo Technical Routine.
The Sport Minister said White and Baugh are among the sports women and sports men representing Jamaica’s increasing prominence in sporting disciplines outside of the track. “They show that we are making real gains in Artistic Swimming and we should all laud them and encourage them to strive for even higher heights in the sport.
“I wish also to commend the coaches, the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) and the sponsors whose support allowed Jamaica to participate in the Central American and Caribbean Confederation Artistic Swimming Championship.”
White and Baugh will join the Jamaican contingent in the People’s Republic of China under the Jamaica-China Technical Cooperation Project on Sport Coaching.