The Virgin Islands Swimming Federation sent two of their National Swimmers, Caylee Watson and Victor Torres, to represent the Virgin Islands in the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain July 28th through August 4th. They will be competing among approximately 1,200 swimmers from 180 different federations.
Caylee Watsons salutatorian graduate from the Country Day School class of 2013 will be attending American University and studying Political Science. She will also be swimming for the Eagles Swim Team there. She has been part of the Dolphins Swim Team since 2006, and part of the Virgin Islands National Swim Team since 2008. Caylee as part of the National Team has had the opportunity to represent the Virgin Islands in different countries such as, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas, Cuba, Costa Rica and Aruba; where she received a silver medal in the 200 meter backstroke. She also holds 20 Virgin Islands Swimming Federation records earning one just this last Monday July 29th at the 15th FINA World Championships in the open category 100 meter backstroke. This record was previously held by Tricia Duncan since 1988.
Victor Torres graduated from Good Hope School, class of 2013, and will be attending NOVA Southeastern University and studying Computer Science. He will be part of the Sharks Swim Team while attending NOVA. He has been part of the Dolphins Swim Team since May 2007. Since then he has been traveling with the Dolphins team to several meets off island such as St Thomas, Puerto Rico, Florida, and Arizona to mention a few. He has been part of the Virgin Islands National Swim Team since 2012. He competed at the Carifta Swimming Championships in the Bahamas and CISC Swimming Championships in Aruba in 2012 where he received a Bronze medal in the 200 meter backstroke. This year he also competed at the Carifta Swimming Championships in Kingston Jamaica and in the CCCAN Swimming Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica.
If you would like to be a part of this rewarding sport, please contact the Dolphins Swim Team on St. Croix at 340-719-7946 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. On St. Thomas, contact the Stingrays Swim Team at 340-779-7872 or email at email@example.com.