Swimmers decline offer to compete at Pan Am Aquatics Championships

Fewer than half of the swimmers selected for the Pan-Am Aquatic Championships in Trinidad and Tobago from June 2-5 have taken up the offer to compete in the championships.

The latest budget seen by Radio Jamaica Sports showed 14 athletes were expected to travel to the twin island republic with an estimated cost of just over $333,000  per swimmer, although secretary of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) Shauna Jackson says that number could increase if fewer athletes attend the meet.

Jackson revealed that parents have not yet received refunds for some of the money paid for the Carifta Swim Championships in April, but insists that was not the reason some decided not to attend the Pan Am Championships.

Jackson also told Radio Jamaica Sports that they reduced the number of officials from 5 to 3 to cut back on expenses and that one parent who is a medical doctor will travel at their own expense and provide services to the team if necessary.



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