A few days ago I read an article published in The Grenada Informer newspaper entitled “Grenada Swimmers Deserve Better”. It resonated with me because 8 years ago I wrote an article (that was never published) called Just Add Water putting the spotlight on the desperate need for the new swimming facility that had been promised year after year.
In 2012, when my good friend Esau was preparing to represent Grenada in swimming at the London Olympics, I published Just Add Water… part 2 on this blog. In that post, I discussed how despite the sub-standard conditions that our swimmers are forced to tolerate, they are excelling and making all of us incredibly proud.
Now, 8 years later, I am compelled to use my blog to bring attention to the plight of our Grenadian swimmers, and for the first time Just Add Water: The Sport of Swimming in Grenada is being published.
Eight years later nothing has changed. The promises are still being made, but the pool is still too small, the toilet facilities are still inadequate, and the surrounding structures are still a hazard. But the determination of our swimmers has not changed, and they deserve better.