TOP local male and female swimmers Dylan Carter and Cherelle Thompson will be among some 20 athletes who will splash into action in the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Short Course Time Trial (25-metre) today from 6 p.m. at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC) in Balmain, Couva.

It is first of two time trials ASATT will stage, the second one to be hosted Monday at the same time and venue at which both swimmers will return for the ASATT Long Course (50- metre) version.

This second trial will be eligible to those who have already attained qualifying times and are interested in acquiring better times for either the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games or the Junior Pan American Games, 2021.

But in the first, the duo - who have both sewn up qualifying spots for the Japan Games, re-scheduled for July 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic - will be joined by some local swimmers taking advantage of their final opportunity to chase national records before they move out of their respective age-groups.

Among those are top national age-groupers Zarek Wilson and Giovanni Rivas who will be pursuing national standards in the Boys 13-14 and Boys 11-12 divisions respectively.

Multiple Carifta medallist Jahmia Harley will also see action in the Girls 15-17 age group as well as former Carifta campaigners Denicha Lewis, Amari Ash, Gabrielle Vickles and Joy Blackett.


Tyra Gittens followed up her record-breaking women’s heptahlon performance on the first two days of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Texas, USA, with a podium finish in the high jump, late on Saturday.

Trinidad and Tobago will see action on the opening day of the 2021 Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship (CBSC), taking on hosts Costa Rica from 6pm today.

Following a two-week training camp and a series of warm-up matches against Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago’s head coach Ramiro Amarelle said his team is ready, having arrived in Costa Rica two days before the competition.

Six weeks after submitting a formal protest to the international football federation (FIFA) regarding the ineligibility of Trinidad and Tobago international Andre Boucard in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has not received an official response from the world governing body.

In his first two seasons with Indy Eleven, Trinidad and Tobago defender Neveal Hackshaw was an All-League performer (1st team in 2019, 2nd team in 2020). Now, he’s back for a third season in the United Soccer League (USL) Division One.

Taejha Badal is a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball, Texas, USA, and is a recent commit to Texas A&M University.

She is coming off an outdoor season where she picked up career best times of 11.35 (windy) and 23.69 in the 100 metres and 200m, respectively, and grabbed two runner-up finishes in the 100m and 200m at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) State Championships.

The Ministry of Sport and Community Development has a rollout of its sport training video series, which offers insights into the playing, managing, coaching and administration of various sports.