Guernsey Island Games and Youth Commonwealth Games Swim Team Kit Presentation
Members of the Guernsey Island Games Swim Team gathered at Beau Sejour last night to
receive their new swimming kit.
The kit was presented by Mr Oliver de la Fosse of OAK who generously sponsor the
Guernsey Amateur Swimming Association as well as the Barracudas.
President of GASA Mr Chris Butt welcomed Mr de la Fosse and all the swimmers, coaches,
parents, and members of the Guernsey Island Games Association.
The presentation began with three swimmers receiving their Island Colours – the Games
being their first time representing their Island – they were: Owain Edwards, Maddie Russell
and Delphine Riley. The captains were named as Ross Yeates and Tatiana Tostevin.
There were also new swimmers “new caps” representing Guernsey in the Island Games for
the first time who were acknowledged:
Luke Le Cras
It was also announced that Tom Hollingsworth will have the honour of leading out the
whole Island Team as the flag bearer. Hannah Kennedy will play her part for Guernsey as
the Water Carrier, where the mixing of water from each of the 24 islands competing forms
part of the opening ceremony on Saturday.
The swimmers representing Guernsey in the Youth Commonwealth Games in Trinidad and
Tobago in August were also introduced:
Luke Le Cras
Luke Le Cras and Oriana Wheeler have also been awarded the honour of flag bearer for the Island
The evening concluded with thanks to the coaches, and especially to Alison Frankland who is
heading the organisation of the swimming events – a huge task!
Final thanks were to Oliver de la Fosse and to OAK for their generous support – Tatiana Tostevin
presented him with a small gift of our appreciation