Last weekend 23-25 September the Aquatics Event took place at the Plaza beach Resort. The participating swim clubs were the Orca’s from Curaçao, Royhill Seals from Trinidad and of course the Barracudas from Bonaire. The event was a training weekend for the swim clubs in several different areas: competitive swimming, synchronized swimming and waterpolo. The event was a big success.
The whole weekend waterpolo matches were played.
In the category under 12, also called minipolo, friendly matches were played between Curaçao and Bonaire.
In the category under 16 friendly matches were played between Curaçao, Trinidad and Bonaire. With the following results: 1st place Bonaire I, 2nd place Trinidad, 3rd place Bonaire II, 4th place Curaçao.
In the category seniors (older than 16) friendly matches were played between Curaçao and Bonaire.
All competitiors enjoyed the matches and the experience gained very much.
On Saturday morning there was a long distance swim of 500 m for the competitive swimmers. There were 35 competitors in total with swimmers from Curaçao as well as Bonaire. There were also several clinics for the competitive swimmers, organized by the coaches of Curaçao.
Saturday evening a synchronized swimming show was given by a group of beginners from Curaçao with the theme Rio. First each participant performed an individual show, accompanied by music, followed by shows with twosomes and threesomes and last of all by the whole group together. The participants did their very best and this was much appreciated by the spectators.
We would like to thank the Plaza Beach Resort very much for the good cooperation. We would also like to thank our sponsors: Woodwind, BonDigro, Bigfoot Tours, FXDC-Communications, Consult-IT, Divi Flamingo and the Freewieler. And last but definitely not least we would like to thank our volunteers, parents and participants for making this a very successful and great event.