Aliyah Noel, one of Naparima Girls’ High School’s finest swimmers, participated in the XXI
Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships held on 29th June to 2nd July, 2016. The biennial
event held since 1976 was hosted by the Bahamas Swimming Federation at the BKKAC Aquatic
Centre in Nassau, Bahamas.
Noel, a member of the Trinidad and Tobago National Swim Team, competed in the Girls 15-17
category of the 100m breaststroke, 400m medley, 400m freestyle relay and 50m breaststroke.
She placed 10th in the preliminaries, and 5th, 6th and 7th respectively in the finals of each event.
These achievements contributed immensely to team Trinidad and Tobago’s overall 3rd place
ranking at the competition. Aliyah also attained a 3rd place position on the list of national record
holders in the 400m freestyle relay with a time of 1:06.31.
When asked about the venture she responded, “It was a really great experience. I learned a lot
from it, mainly that I have to train even harder to be the best.” Aliyah continues to be a fine
example of the rewards of hard work and dedication. She is well on her way to possibly
dominating the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We at Naparima Girls’ will be her most loyal supporters
in the stands.