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Carifta Aquatic Championships postponed

The Carifta Aquatic Sports Championship has become the latest event to postponed due to the worldwide spread of Covid-19.

The Championships were scheduled to be held from April 3 to 15 at the Aquatic Centre in Wildey, Barbados, and would have featured Swimming, open water swimming and water polo.

However, On Saturday, a press release sent by president of the Barbados Aquatic Sports Association Tony Selby confirmed the postponement of the event.

“This decision has been taken in the best interest of and to safeguard the health and well-being of the athletes, officials and supporters and in consideration of the recent and ongoing developments within some participating countries as it relates to covid19 and the resulting withdrawal of several of the countries in the region,” Selby said.

“We regret the inconvenience and disappointment this decision may have on the athletes who would have been rigorously training for these championships, particularly those athletes who may have been using these championships to achieve qualification times for the Olympics.”

The decision to postpone the aquatic championships came a day after the Carifta Track and Field Championships, scheduled to be hosted on island, at the National Stadium from April 10 to 13, were also postponed.

Lost opportunity: Bermuda's swim team, who returned home last year with 39 medals from the Carifta Swimming Championships, won't be travelling this year after the event was postponed (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published March 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm (Updated March 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm)

Carifta Aquatic Championships postponed

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