NCAA D2 Standout Augier, Rising Star Daniel to Rep St. Lucia at 2014 Commonwealth Games

As the Commonwealth world begins to descend upon the Glasgow athlete’s village ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games that kick off on Monday, there’s a few last squads still being announced (though they were surely previously informed themselves). They’re part of the Caribbean island nation’s biggest-ever team for the Commonwealth Games – 13 total athletes.

St. Lucia is sending a pair of swimmers to the meet, according to the World Swim Coaches’ Association. Jordan Augier and Joshua Runako Daniel will be the country’s competitors, with Jamie Peterkin as the coach.

Augier is going to be a senior next year at the University of Tampa in the United States, and was named the 2013 St. Lucia Swimmer of the Year. He was both an individual qualifier and a relay qualifier to the NCAA Division II Championships, where he earned multiple All-America honors. His yards bests last year were a 44.85 in the 100 free and a 49.97 in the 100 backstroke.

Those swims give him at least a shot at the semi-finals in Glasgow this upcoming week.

While Augier is the more established of the two swimmers, Daniel is the young, hot hand, which includes 7 total National Records across a wide range of events (from 50 free to 400 IM). His best event is probably the 50 free, where he was a 24.10 at the 2012 Caribbean Island Swimming Championships.

Peterkin is a former St. Lucia Olympian himself, qualifying for the 2000 Summer Games before going on to swim at Kentucky and Tampa, where he, like Augier, was an All-American.

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