Minister Norton endorses Open Water Meet

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Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton has given his full support to the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA)’s Open Water Meet scheduled for Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Lake Mainstay Resort.

Minister Norton, who also holds responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport signaled his support during a meeting with President of the GASA, Mr. Ivan Persaud and Vice President of the South American Confederation of Swimming, Mr. Jorge Delgado.

The meeting was held on Wednesday last at Minister Norton’s Main and Quamina Streets office, where he was briefed on the grand competition, which caters for 300 swimmers from all across the country.

This activity is seen as the practical aspect of a Coach’s Swimming Clinic which kicked off on Wednesday evening.

According to Mr. Persaud, Sunday’s meet will also be used as a test event to determine Guyana’s preparedness to host international competitions.

“I believe that Guyana will make a strong competitor for open water swimming, so the GASA will have my full support in this initiative,” Minister Norton said.

Dr. Norton also congratulated Mr. Persaud on the work that GASA has been doing thus far.

“I am very pleased that GASA is putting so much effort into producing Olympic-ready swimmers. Their dedication has not gone unnoticed,” Minister Norton noted.

Dr. Norton has also accepted an invitation to pull the trigger to declare Sunday’s activity open.

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