Grange happy with Jamaica performance at Carifta swim meet

Kingston, 20 April 2022 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has extended “heartiest congratulations to the Jamaica team at the Carifta Swim Meet in Barbados for doing so well.”

Four Carifta 15-17 age group records were broken by Jamaica: two individual ones; two in the relays.

Minister Grange said:
“Special congratulations to Sabrina Lyn who set a new time of 1:02.12 for the 100m Butterfly; and Mackenzie Headley who broke 50m Butterfly record with a time of 27.79.

I also commend the relay teams which broke the 4x100m Freestyle record setting a new mark of 3:58.87; and the 4x50m Freestyle record with a new time 1:47.91.

We are very proud of the performance of the entire team of 33 swimmers for amassing 64 medals; 17 gold, 25 silver and 22 bronze. 

Following on the heels of the record-breaking haul of medals by our athletes at the just concluded 49th Carifta Games in Kingston, our swimmers too have given us another special cause for celebration in this our 60th Independence Anniversary year and we must really ‘big them up’ along with the coaches and support staff.

I am happy that my Ministry was able to contribute seven million dollars to the Jamaica Aquatics Sports Association to enable our team to participate in the Swim Meet.”


Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange


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