GASA all set to host National Championships


Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) will commence their annual National Swimming Championships tomorrow at the Castellani Swimming Pool, Homestretch Avenue.

The event which will run until November 7 will be conducted within the parameters of the FINA Book of Rules and competitors are allowed to enter any number of events in their respective categories.

Competition gets under way tomorrow with the 200m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 100/200 individual medley, 100m breaststroke and 200m butterfly.

Sunday will see the 400m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 50m breaststroke, 100m freestyle and 200m backstroke. The events will continue on Wednesday, November 4 with the 1500m freestyle while Friday, November 6 will also see one event in the 800m freestyle.

The meet will conclude the following day, Saturday, November 7, with the 400m individual medley, the 200m breaststroke, the 50m butterfly, the 100m backstroke and the 50m freestyle and all events will start at 09:00 h on each day of competition.

Athletes will be charged a fee of $200 for each event they wish to register for, and all athletes not registered with GASA as of Monday October 5 will have to pay an additional fee of $500.

Entries for October 31 will be collected up to 08:00 h on that date; for November 1 up to 08:15 h on that date; for November 4 and 6 up to 06:15 h on both days; for November 7 up to 18.00 h on Friday, November 6.