A SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR YOUNG SWIMMER, JENEBI BENOIT
St. George -- A promising young swimmer from the St. Paul community has made himself, his swim Club Grenfin and Grenada proud. Jenebi Benoit has just returned from Trinidad where he participated in the ASATT Invitational, earning himself seven gold medals, two silvers and one bronze from the eleven events in which he participated.
His high point was clocking a qualifying time of 27.65 seconds in the 50 meter fly for next year's CARIFTA Swimming Championships.
In May of last year, Benoit participated in the Barbados Swimming Association (BASA) Invitational Swimming Championships, where he earned himself a second place trophy. Then, at the 2016 CARIFTA Swimming Championships which was held in Martinique in March, he picked up a bronze medal. He made it to the finals in all, except one of the events in which he participated.
In June, at the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) held in the Bahamas, he won gold in the 50 Fly event, leaving in his wake competitors from twenty-one countries which included Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Antigua and the host country, Bahamas.
Benoit's performances have been considered as remarkable when one considers the limited 25-yard facility at which he trains at Good Hope in St. Paul.