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Bahamas Rowing Association accepts invite to attend training in Latin America
By Romell Knowles
Oct 10, 2013 - 9:34:03 PM

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Lex Fountain and his coach will be attending Latin America Youth Training Camp and Regatta under the sponsorship of the Bahamas Olympic Committee

The Bahamas Olympic Committee is pleased to announce that under their sponsorship, the Bahamas Rowing Association  have accepted an invite to participate in the Latin America Youth Training Camp and Regatta to be held at Lake Llopango El Salvador, San Salvador, October 4-13, 2013. Representing the Bahamas will be athlete Lex Fountain (seen here) and coach Jason Williams, President Bahamas Rowing Association.

Romell Knowles, Secretary General of the Bahamas Olympic Committee indicated how please he was to see the formation of rowing in the Bahamas, Jason and the executives of the Bahamas Rowing Association ought to be commended for over coming all the adversity to get the sport of rowing practiced in the Bahamas. "Many young Bahamian children skull and enjoy it, particularly in the family Islands, I'm sure it will be a natural progression to the fine technique associated with rowing."

"I am aware that there is the formation of the Nassau Rowing Club headed by Kyle Chea who is working tirelessly with the Bahamas Rowing Association to promote and develop the sport of rowing throughout the Bahamas, already two young talented Bahamian ladies attending university is training very hard with the hope of representing the Bahamas in international competition."

Over the coming months young Bahamians can look forward to a number of Olympic sports being introduced for their benefit, one will note the resurgence of sports like wrestling and teakwondo,  the recent success of tennis and volleyball and the introduction of new sports like archery, handball, fencing and now rowing  to compliment the other Olympic sports being practiced in the Bahamas.

The President and Executives of the Bahamas Olympic Committee is pleased that the Olympic sports  practiced in the Bahamas is growing by leaps and bounds and a concerted effort is being made to grow existing sports and introduce new Olympic sports. The Bahamas Olympic Committee just recently awarded eight member federation's with a development grant and will be issuing more development grants in the coming months, we believe that grants as such will help member federations with talent identification and produce future Olympians.



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