Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) president, Handel Lamey, feels the country’s performance at the recently concluded Carifta Swimming Championships will see them begin to keep pace with their higher ranked regional rivals, in the near future. According to Lamey, some Jamaican performances surpassed his expectations in terms of national and Carifta age group records which fell, including a few long-standing meet records from, as early as 1996.”We are getting closer to the top; we are moving closer and closer, so we are progressing,” reasoned Lamey.good performances”We had some very good performances, looking forward to us keeping this team together,” the ASAJ boss added.Lamey assured that the ASAJ will be looking to recruit the skills of a technical director who will be expected to keep the swimmers well conditioned, and improving.”We need much more work, first and foremost. I think we need a national director that will now direct a nationalprogramme that will focusnot only the junior swimmers,but senior swimmers,” hecontinued.”If we had the national programme, they could fall within that programme right away,” he assured. Lamey wants to have a gym in place at the National Aquatics Centre, which he revealed, will be furnished with equipment already here.Meanwhile, Jamaica placed sixth overall with 530.50 points, ending Carifta with 12 gold, eight silver, and 10 bronze (30 medals).They surpassed the 25 achieved last year in Martinique.
0Shares0000Arsenal left back Sead Kolasinac celebrates a goal in a past Premier League match PHOTO/Daily MailLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 8- Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac has urged his teammates to pick themselves up and do their utmost to perform against Milan on Thursday.The Gunners head into the UEFA Europa League last-16 clash with the Rossoneri on the back of four consecutive defeats, which included back-to-back losses against Manchester City and most recently a 2-1 defeat against Brighton. Kolasinac admits it is tough to recover from those disappointments but believes it’s up to the players to take on the challenge in Italy.“It is a difficult situation for us,” he told DAZN. “We did not play well in the two games against Manchester City.“In some situations, we did not play bad. But honestly, we have to say that Manchester City have a phenomenal team, especially in their attack. Sometimes you have to admit that they are better or are in a better situation.“They are first in the league with a huge gap to second. Naturally, they are playing different. But the atmosphere in our team has to be good and it is good as well, because we cannot bury our heads in the sand right now.“On Thursday, we fly to Milan. We cannot bury our heads in the sand. We have to look forward and try to do better next time.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)