Further Personal Information
||Southern Community College: Trinidad & Tobago
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She has been swimming since the age of four. She was introduced to the sport at the kindergarten which she attended.
|Why this sport?
||She has been quoted saying "The water is my comfort zone and best friend." It is from her love of being in the water that she chose this sport.
|Club / Team
||Blue Dolphins: Trinidad & Tobago
|Name of coach
||A SCHOLAR & SPORTSWOMAN
One of the issues that she believes affects young athletes in Trinidad & Tobago is the lack of support that young sportspeople have in trying to pursue tertiary education while competing professionally and/or internationally. She says "there are those among us who have been through the system and made it through successfully. However, a large number of us are forced to pick between the two and in effect, the country loses either an academic scholar or a great sportsman." She advocates that with sufficient support there is no reason why sportspeople in Trinidad & Tobago should not be able to pursue both elite sport and tertiary education. (guardian.co.tt, 29 Nov 2010)