Trinidad and Tobago Aquatics is a partnership that is an adult fitness-swimming program which caters to swimmers of all skill and fitness levels. Trinidad and Tobago Aquatics has been in operation since August, 2009 and are presently based at St. Anthony’s Pool. Inclusive of World Masters Record Holders and former Olympians and Olympic medalists.
Trinidad and Tobago Aquatics celebrates difference, insists on respect, and promotes tolerance. As a member of Trinidad and Tobago Aquatics, the following standards of conduct are expected.
1. Swimmers are expected to respect and comply with reasonable instructions and directions from the coaches, safety personnel and custodians of the facility we may be using at any given time.
2. Swimmers must follow all pool rules and the rules of which ever facility we may be using at the time.
3. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, ethnicity, cultural background or religion.
4. Show concern and caution toward others who may be sick or injured.
5. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. This may include but not limited to:
• The use of abusive, profane language
• Any physical verbal or sexual harassment
• Any form of discrimination toward others
• Any form of victimization toward others
6. Control your temper.
7. Suitable swimming training attire must be worn. This includes:
• “Speedos” or swimming briefs
• Short tights
• Jammers or long swimming tights
• Swimming shorts with inner lining
• Board shorts
• Training swimsuit, one piece or two piece
• The above suits can be combined with swim shorts or board shorts
• You will not be permitted to swim in underwear, thongs or string bikinis
• Keep in mind different pools may have different requirements about the use of swim caps
8. Swimmers must use changing rooms for changing in and out of swimming attire.
Any failure to comply with this Code of Conduct may result in measures being taken by the management of Trinidad and Tobago Aquatics. These measures may include, but are not necessarily limited to: a verbal warning, removal from practice, or dismissal from our group.
Our head coaches Sebastien Paddington and Michael Nyarko bring several years of coaching experience to the program. Sebastien is an Olympian (2000). And has worked with many of our national swimmers including fellow Olympian George Bovel. Michael Nyarko is a former national junior triathlon champion and has over 30 years experience as a masters and age group coach.
Under the guidance and tutorage of our head coaches we have recruited other assistant coaches and junior coaches.