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King’s College School hosts CARIFTA swimming trials

King’s College School hosts CARIFTA swimming trials

March 8th — NASSAU, BAHAMAS: King’s College School, The Bahamas, has provided its world-class swimming facility for the CARIFTA Aquatics Team Bahamas swimming trials in its latest partnership with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

The leading international school, which will be opening its residential wing in 2025 and is part of Inspired, the world’s leading group of premium schools, is collaborating with the Ministry to host and manage the swim meet, gifting use of its 25 metre, 8 lane, certified, competition swimming pool for the CARIFTA swimming trials. The school prides itself on its outstanding facilities, and the campus also boasts a multi-purpose auditorium, outdoor facilities including its state-of-the-art 25-metre competitive swimming pool, tennis and Padel courts, a FIFA regulation-size football pitch with 5G AstroTurf, two five-a-side pitches, and expansive adventure playgrounds.

King’s College School, whose investment in education in The Bahamas nears $80 million, considers the hosting of the CARIFTA game trials as a further opportunity to support the flourishing of young Bahamians across the nation.

Nadim Nsouli, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Inspired, said, “At Inspired, we appreciate that schools form a vital part of the community. By providing first-class educational and sporting facilities to The Bahamas, we support the nurturing of students in a holistic way, enabling them to fulfil their potential and contribute to society as the leaders of tomorrow. Likewise, the CARIFTA Games are a pivotal Caribbean event, and a springboard for the many world-class athletes our region has produced, examples of young people striving to reach their full potential.”

Matteo Rossetti, Principal of King’s College School, said “We are incredibly proud to support the Ministry and host the CARIFTA trials, and to be able to do so in just our second year of operations is amazing. It is a privilege for us to give back to our community in The Bahamas in this way. This is yet another opportunity to support the thriving of young people in our local communities, and we look forward to continuing doing so, in collaboration with our partners, in the years to come.”

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture expressed gratitude to King’s College School for offering its campus for the Ministry’s use.

The Bahamas hosted the CARIFTA Aquatics Championship in 2017. The 2024 CARIFTA Aquatics Championship will take place at the Betty Kelly-Kenning Aquatic Center, Nassau, Bahamas, on March 29th – April 3rd. Team Bahamas has won CARIFTA Aquatics for the past five consecutive Championships.

The first Games, created by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA), were held in 1972, after which CARIFTA became the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The Games initially focused on track and field, but now include over 150 events, with swimming as a key sport. Only CARICOM countries take part in the Games.

Students who will be boarding at the school will be able to take advantage of the 25-metre pool and many other world-class facilities at the institution.  Part of the Inspired Education Group, King’s College School not only offers state-of-the-art facilities and technology but also a teaching staff dedicated to providing a first-class education to all students. King’s College School will give students across the Caribbean and beyond the opportunity to compete at the highest levels on the global stage.