Four-year-old Raya Adams, gave a sneak peek into the future of St Vincent and the Grenadines Swimming talent, when she thrilled those present last Sunday at the Shrewsbury Aquatic Centre.
Adams, who was the lone entrant in the Under-6 age group at the SVG Gallagher National Swimming Championships, gave an exhibition of her abilities, when she did the 25m Backstroke, much to the delight of the spectators.
A member of the Blue Marlins Swim Club, Adams entered the “Learn to Swim” initiative through the pre-school programme.
According to her coach Rickydene Alexander, Raya has come on by leaps and bounds and is showing that willingness to learn.
“A few months ago, she was afraid to even get into the water, but she is braver now and is always ready to learn new things,” Alexander told SEARCHLIGHT.
Alexander noted that already Adams is showing some accepted level of mastery, especially in the Backstroke.
“She is best at the Backstroke, which is one of the hardest events… She is also good at the Butterfly and the Freestyle,” Alexander related.
He believes that Adams is feeding off her elder sister, Belle, who is the current standout female in the 8 and Under age category.
“She (Raya) is definitely one for the future, once she stays in the sport,” Alexander projected.