Coach Ben Smith. *Photo supplied
Coach Ben Smith. *Photo supplied

The first meet of the Best of the BEST Series takes place tomorrow — and will be the final chance for swimmers to qualify for this year’s Carifta Swimming Championships.

The meet begins at Saltus Pool at 8:30am and is followed by
a development meet at 12pm.

Head coach Ben Smith said in a press release: “Even though this meet is still early in our competition season for 2014 it is a significant meet for many of our young swimmers.

“This will be the last qualifying meet for this year’s Carifta Swimming Championships.  

“We have two swimmers that have one qualifying time and simply need to reach their second time while we have several others that are extremely close in several events to hit their qualifying times. 

“After this meet is complete we will start the process of selecting the team and should have an announcement by the end of next week.  

For some there will be the added pressure and excitement of qualification while others will continue to work on improving
their swims in preparation for this year’s major

“We will also see all the other swimmers that will be looking for personal best times and to show the improvement in their swimming honed over so many hours in the cold and rainy wintery months.

“The Best of BEST
meet will be followed up with another development meet where the young swimmers get their chance to race and start their quest to reach the level seen in the Best of BEST meet.”