an Antiguan and Barbudan swimmer, currently studying and swimming in the United
Kingdom, became the number one ranked swimmer in his age group in the short
course 50 meter breaststroke.
Wuilliez achieved the
ranking early in November after swimming a brilliant 28.49 in the 50-meter
breaststroke at the South West Region Winter Short Course Championships at
Millfield in the United Kingdom.
The time set an
Antigua and Barbuda National record and established Jadon Wuillez as the
number-one male breaststroke swimmer on the National Team. He is also ranked
number seven in the UK in the long course version of the event, after swimming
30:07 at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in mid-April this
John Wuilliez, Jadon’s father, could not contain
his excitement and said, “Jadon has worked hard to reach this point, and he
continues to work extremely hard to ensure that he performs well in his
academics and in the pool. Words cannot describe how proud his mother and I
feel when we heard the news.”
Aside from his most
recent achievements, Jadon also holds several National Age Group Records and
overall National Records, and is the current OECS short course record holder in
Boys 13-14 200 SC Meter Individual Medley and 100 Meter Breaststroke.
Antigua and Barbuda Swimming Federation (ABSF)
President, Dr Derek Marshall, said, “On behalf of the ABSF Executive and the
entire swimming fraternity, I would like to congratulate Jadon on his
achievements and I will also like to congratulate his parents, John and
Melanie. Jadon proves, once again, that hard work and dedication pays off. We
are confident that Jadon will continue to impress, and we wish him all the best
for his training and upcoming events.”
ABSF Vice-President of Pools, Darren Derrick,
joined the chorus of praises, stating, “Everyone takes pride in Jadon’s
achievements. We have watched him progress over the years and witnessed his
development from his learn-to-swim days to becoming a top ranked swimmer
locally, and now in the United Kingdom. We have cheered for him poolside and we
look forward to cheering for him again, whether locally or as he competes in
international events. Jadon demonstrates all of the positive traits that is
instilled in swimmers as they progress through the years and I am confident
that we will continue to hear more of Jadon’s impressive achievements in the
Next on the local swimming calendar is the
33rd ABSF National Open Water Swimming Championships to be held Sunday December
1st, 2019 at Ffryes Beach. The ABSF invites everyone fit enough to participate
to do so, and all others to come out to support and cheer on the participants.
The Antigua and Barbuda National Swim Team
next travels to Peru to take part in the UANA Swimming Cup hosted by Union
Americana de Natacion (UANA). The event is scheduled to be held at The Videna
Aquatic Complex, in Lima, Peru, February 21st – 23rd, 2020.
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