Swimming world- Do what you can, with what you have, where you are,” said former US President Theodore Roosevelt. Some swimmers are luckier than others, growing up with resources at their fingertips. They have several teams and facilities from which to choose, while others of the same age and skill level barely have access to one pool. But one thread ties each of these swimmers together: they all share the same big dreams and passion for the sport. One island nation changing the tides for aspiring young swimmers is St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Athletes set on the sport of swimming on the island of St. Vincent had little luck with garnering support until recent years. The country’s swimming federation was created just nine years ago. Before that, the sport had little to no systematic support. Despite their past, current Vincentian swimmers have big aspirations to put their country out in the swim map.