The Grenada Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) has announced that local swimmer Delron Felix has been selected for the 2018 FINA Scholarships Programme.
The programme provides an opportunity for a limited number of athletes to train and prepare for their participation in a number of regional and international meets which climaxes with the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships set for December 2018 in China.
Delron left the island on January 2 for Ohio in the United States to start his training.
A release from the local swimming association said that Felix will receive from FINA personalized training at a high-performance training center known as the SPIRE Institute.
“This opportunity provides Felix with the most suitable training tailored to his specific needs at this critical point in his swimming career”, it added.
Delron will be attached to an International Coach especially nominated to guide this program.
The release said: “The selected coach has the experience and knowledge of the top techniques and will be working with the athlete in order to start planning his road to the FINA World Championships.
“The specialised training will also assist in Delron’s preparation for major regional and international meets scheduled during 2018 which includes Carifta scheduled for March 2018 in Jamaica, CCCAN for June 2018 in Aruba, the youth Olympic Games scheduled for October 2018”.