Atkinson to lead Jamaican Commonwealth Games team, 6 swimmers to attend

2012 double World Champs silver medalist Alia Atkinson will headline a 6-person Jamaican team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Atkinson, who trains in the U.S. and has been tearing up the American Grand Prix circuit in the breaststrokes this season, is the country’s best shot at earning Commonwealth Games medals – she was the first Jamaican to medal at Worlds and nearly became the first to medal in the Olympics, finishing 4th in 2012.

Joining her will be five other swimmers, two more females and three males.

Timothy Wynter, who holds the national records in all three backstroking distances is among the names, as are women’s 400 IM national record-holder Zara Bailey, men’s distance freestyle record-holder Dominic Walter and 50 freetstyle record-holder Jevon Atkinson (no relation to Alia) who came out of retirement to represent his country in Scotland.

Jamaican Commonwealth Games roster

Alia Atkinson
Zara Bailey
Trudi Ann Patrick
Jevon Atkinson

Timothy Wynter
Dominic Walter


Note: Sarasota YMCA teenagers Michelle and Keanan Dols were also named to the Jamaican team, but will not be attending the Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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