THOMPSON Cherelle < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Trinidad & Tobago   
Gender Women
Born 14 May 1992
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Student
Languages English
Higher education 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 Edmund Pouchet
General Interest
Other information 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)