RWB Aqua Stars - Centre of Excellence Swimming Pool Complex

Want to Learn to Swim or Increase Fitness? The Centre of Excellence Swimming Pool Complex is the destination for all your aquatic needs, and MORE!!

Operating as usual

22/03/2021

SporTT

SporTT begins a new series profiling the national athletes who exude excellence on and off the field, or in this case, the pool!

The series begins with swimmer Cherelle Thompson, a sprinter who has had her fair share of setbacks in her professional career but that hasn't diminished her ambition to represent the red, white and black at the highest level!

Read the full article here: http://sportt-tt.com/2021/03/22/despite-the-adversities-of-life-perseverance-is-the-key-to-success-believe-in-yourself/

#AthleteProfiles #CherelleThompson #MotivationMonday

guardian.co.tt 20/03/2021

Thompson, Yorke get NCAA relay silver

https://www.guardian.co.tt/sports/thompson-yorke-get-ncaa-relay-silver-6.2.1303943.c86cd5650e

guardian.co.tt T&T’s Jeron Thomp­son and Kael Yorke bagged their first medal at the 2021 NCAA Di­vi­son II Swim­ming and Div­ing Cham­pi­onships at Birm­ing­ham Cross­Plex, in Birm­ing­ham, Al­aba­ma yes­ter­day.

thedigitalguardian.page.link 17/03/2021

Thompson, Yorke start NCAA Div II Swim Champs

https://thedigitalguardian.page.link/4mSsnTmK48d8i4xB9

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14/03/2021

MENtions-Stories About Us

Joseph Ryan is a self-professed nerd with a deep passion for STEM related activities. He studied Process Engineering and for a number of years, tried desperately to work as an Engineer in his field of study. After many unsuccessful attempts, he began a career in science. At the start of the economic shift in 2017, he was forced to assess his goals and career choices. Now, he works in aviation and while still passionate about STEM, he has realised that he should continue to strive to make an impact and contribute to things that helped him along his journey. As he says, a life without challenges is a life not worth succeeding in and we all need to acknowledge, address and overcome our hardships. Here is his MENtions story:

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My parents, throughout my childhood, always ensured that I was active. They enrolled me in several activities over the years. I learned to swim at age 3 and by age 10, I would say I had a passion for it. By 11 years old, I was an active member of the La Horquetta Community Swimming Programme. Swimming and steel pan took a lot of me but I made the choice to focus more on swimming as I started to really excel in the pool. Tidal Wave Aquatics Swim Club in the then newly-built Centre of Excellence pool, saw me to my first CARIFTA Games in Barbados in 2000. From then on, I continued to qualify for national teams, competing throughout the region while in secondary school

“Once I came to that realisation, I knew that’s what I wanted to do with my life”

In my teens, I participated and then became heavily involved in NIHERST’s Caribbean Youth Science Forum. Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) have been a thing for me way before STEM was championed in the public domain. I grew up watching Bill Nye the Science Guy, Mr. Wizard and a little cartoon called Cro (I can still remember the theme song). Over time, I realised that the things I liked the most and wanted to do, were under the broad category of Engineering. Once I came to that realisation, I knew that’s what I wanted to do with my life. My parents were quite supportive and always encouraged me to ask questions and to seek out not just knowledge, but understanding. This did not always sit well with my teachers or my class mates as I often steered the class off topic. At the National Science Forum, I discovered there were way more “nerds” in the Caribbean than I even realised. I was happy to be considered as one of them. I eventually graduated from The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Process Engineering in 2010. At UTT, I swam in the Elite Athlete Programme and was part of its first intake of students. I ended up being the first athlete from the programme to graduate with a degree.

“After graduating, I had a number of failed attempts seeking employment in our local energy sector. “

I even applied to work on every continent in the world, except for Antarctica. I returned to UTT to pursue a Master’s degree in Industrial Innovation Entrepreneurship and Management. This programme was unlike any programme I had ever been a part of. It tremendously expanded my skillset. After another set of failed attempts to become an engineer, I starting working as a Project Officer and then Programme Officer at the National Institute for Higher Education Research Science & Technology (NIHERST). There, I became involved in every aspect of creativity, innovation and intellectual property through planning, coordinating and implementing various projects to complement the educational system (primary to tertiary) through non-conventional teaching methods. I also represented and contributed to initiatives throughout the Caribbean, USA and Europe.

“My favorite project is still the Science Forum”

During my tenure at NIHERST, the most impactful projects were The Prime Minister’s Awards for Scientific Ingenuity, COMDESI and The Caribbean Youth Science Forum. The Awards showed me the creative potential of Trinidad and Tobago. Unfortunately, I cannot speak of most of the inventions and ideas due to confidentiality agreements but I take pride in knowing I had a personal hand in inventors filing international patent for devices ranging from small appliances to a novel diabetes drug. My favourite project is still the Science Forum, which I was involved in for over ten years: five of which as a member of the NIHERST staff, where I pushed creativity and collaborative thinking through something called the Design Challenge.

While at NIHERST, I also began to coach swimming to give back to the sport that gave me so much over the years. I am proud to say I played a role in producing persons who will become positive contributors to society. I have coached on the national team and I went a step further to become involved in the Swimming Association where I served as Public Relations Officer. While coaching, I also competed in national championships. I eventually took a break from the pool but now I am back on deck coaching as well as back in the water with the intent of representing my country yet again, this time at international masters events.

“Letting go of my goal of being an engineer was difficult to do”

Another economic downturn in the country saw me question my set of my life goals and my path to achieve what I had set out to do. I saw an opportunity and decided to make the bold move to switch careers to Air Traffic Control. For the past three years, I have been working in the Piarco Tower and am also on the executive board of the Trinidad & Tobago Air Traffic Controllers Association. Somewhere in between there, I finally turned 30 years old. Another stressful life stage for most adults. (This was when I took a step back from the pool and picked up some hobbies with creative outlets)

I look forward to what civil aviation has in store for me and I continue to seek science & technology-related projects that I can get involved in. The pandemic hindered a lot of that but I look forward to what’s in store over the next few years and will continue to strive to make an impact and contribute to things that helped me so much growing up. I also want to give others the opportunities I wish I had and could have never dreamed would be available to me.

Experiences make us who we are

Life without challenges is a life not worth succeeding in and we all need to acknowledge, address and overcome our hardships. These experiences make us who we are. At an early age, I learned about sacrifice and humility: I always joke about being a pre-adolescent boy in a speedo in front of a large crowd pressured to perform. I wouldn’t be where I am if not for the love and support of my family, friends and the positive roles that my parents have played in my life. I have never met my heroes but a number of persons have mentored me through every stage of my life and that number increases exponentially. Are there role models for black men out there? Yes. Do we know who they are? That is the question we have to ask. Sadly, as a society our greatest flaw is that the one thing, we love to celebrate more than a hero is to see that hero fail.

No one can do it on their own, ask for and accept help

As I look back, I can safely say that I never truly understood my career path. Sometimes, we all think we have it all figured out at an early age but I think it’s unfair that we pressure children to decide what they want to be for the rest of their lives. To me, that’s too early. For anyone searching for a career path, please understand that no one has it completely figured out. Understand your skills and use your resources to make the best possible decision and see it through. You can’t do it on your own: ask for help and accept help. Help not handouts. Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he depletes the resource and destroys an entire ecosystem through greed. Be wary of lessons and the understanding that comes with it. Educate yourself as much as possible to maximise your resources. Be informed.

Finally, don’t forget to adapt the advice given to you from previous generations.

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Joseph is a former student of St Xavier’s Primary School, Arima Central Secondary and St. George’s College. In addition to STEM , he loves Trinbagonian culture, swimming and videography.

14/03/2021

D Piano Girl Johanna

Before the swim ➡️ after the swim

Why do I love to swim?

1.I suffer with (undiagnosed) chronic joint pains and swimming is the best and most enjoyable form of exercise for me to manage my pain!

2. I love love LOVE the water!!

3. I'm not that fassssst, but I can go for veryyyy long!

Shout out to @coeswimpooltt for being one of the few public pools open right now, allowing leisure swim at affordable prices and flexible hours within a safe environment!! 🏊‍♀️

12/03/2021

RWB Aqua Stars - Centre of Excellence Swimming Pool Complex

Preregistration is Now OPEN. Click link in the bio or visit our website at www.rwbaquastars.com for further information.

12/03/2021

Leave She Alone - Stef Kalloo X D Piano Girl Johanna

https://youtu.be/_u-tFCReloU

Directed by Antonio AcheeCo-produced by Borderless Music Group & Mang ProductionsWritten by Stephanie KallooPiano : Johanna ChukareeMixed and Mastered by Man...

12/03/2021

Hillview College

We are immensely proud of our students who have won scholarships. Congratulations to each of them! Click through the pictures to see their accomplishments.

09/03/2021

UTT Patriots

𝙃𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙮 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣'𝙨 𝘿𝙖𝙮

From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.

🏀🏏⚽️🤾🏽‍♀️🏓🏃🏾‍♂️🏐

#868university #sport #sports #utt #patriots #uttpatriots #basketball #cricket #football #netball #tabletennis #trackandfield #volleyball #men #women #coach #athlete #studentathlete #internationalwomensday2021 #IWD2021 #challenge #internationalwomensday #choosetochallenge

swimmingworldmagazine.com 08/03/2021

IWD: Setting the Pace: 5 Women Who Changed the Sport of Swimming

swimmingworldmagazine.com To celebrate International Women's Day, Swimming World honors several women who made significant contributions to the sport.

08/03/2021

Preregistration is Now OPEN. Click link in the bio or visit our website at www.rwbaquastars.com for further information.

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04/03/2021

#ThankfulThursday today we want to say a special thank you to local businesses that see the value they receive by advertising at our facility! #supportlocal Caribbean Awards & School Supplies VisualEyes Nestle Trinidad Limited 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 check them out as they provide international standards and taste locally.

swimmingworldmagazine.com 04/03/2021

6 Reasons Why Swimmers Make the Best Students

swimmingworldmagazine.com There are several reasons why swimmers tend to be strong students, including time management, discipline and a determined mindset.

swimmingworldmagazine.com 04/03/2021

Strong Women are Beautiful Women: Growing Up in a Swimmer’s Body

swimmingworldmagazine.com Whether you are 13 years old and just growing into your body, or 20 years old and reshaping your body, this sport forces you to be aware of your presence.

03/03/2021

RWB Women’s Self-Defense Class

Our Free 5 week Self-Defense Class for our female members seeks to equip our women with skills to defend themselves should the need arise.

#protectingourwomen

01/03/2021

This Saturday join us for our Poolside Plaza. Support Small Business!

28/02/2021

Congratulations to the swimmers of the RWB Aquatic Academy who performed creditably at the National Age Group Long Course Championships. We look forward to the continued commitment of our swimmers and coaches to even achieve greater things.

Congratulations to our national age group winners. From left to right : Kyle Leera (1st place 9 -10 boys), Anpherne Bernard (2nd place 11-12 boys), Madara Edwards (3rd place 13-14 girls), Katelon Leera (1st place 8 and under girls)

27/02/2021
27/02/2021

D Piano Girl Johanna

SMH - Soca Might Help but Swimming Might Help too !! 🩱😝🏊‍♀️
Check me on TikTok: dpianogirl

24/02/2021
swimmingworldmagazine.com 23/02/2021

Why Swimmers Are Equipped to Excel At Almost Every Sport

swimmingworldmagazine.com Swimmers are often tagged for being awkward on land, but they actually are suited to participate competently in other sports.

us14.campaign-archive.com 23/02/2021

SPACES AVAILABLE: Free Women's Self Defence Class

SPACES AVAILABLE: Free Women's Self Defence Class - http://eepurl.com/hrhgxn

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swimming.org 22/02/2021

How learning to swim has improved my child's confidence

https://www.swimming.org/learntoswim/learning-to-swim-improved-child-confidence/

swimming.org The 10 winners of a Swim England competition to raise awareness of learn to swim have spoken about their child's experiences in the water.

[02/16/21]   REGISTRATION HOURS:
Monday – Thursday
9:00am – 12:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:45pm, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 12:15pm, 12:45pm – 2:30pm

mailchi.mp 16/02/2021

MEMBERS!! COME IN TODAY TO SECURE YOUR SPACE

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15/02/2021

Our new cycle of swimming starts on February 22nd. In person registration is now open for new members. You must pre-register online on www.rwbaquastars.com and then pay at the pool office in cash.

Ph #: 235-4792

REGISTRATION HOURS:

Monday – Thursday

9:00am – 12:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:45pm, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 12:15pm, 12:45pm – 2:30pm

11/02/2021

Our recently installed rainbow!!! Good Morning !!

10/02/2021

This Weekend ....
#cutters #currycorn #carnival #valentines

09/02/2021

FREE SELF DEFENSE CLASS

RWB Aqua Stars is disturbed, hurt and angered by the continuous violence and abuse perpetrated by men against women in Trinidad and Tobago. It cannot and should not be condoned. Fixing this problem will take a national multi pronged effort and we do endeavour in our operations to create a safe space where women are respected and protected.

It is a startling reality that Trinidad and Tobago women live in a place where fear is a permanent resident, and where there is the pressing need to protect yourselves from unsavory men. In this regard, RWB Aqua Stars would be initiating some free self defense classes for our women which coincides with our swim cycle which starts on February 22nd. This will be open to our members who are currently enrolled in our swimming or aqua aerobics classes, and our long standing lap swimming clients.

If you are interested in same please visit www.rwbaquastars.com and fill out the short questionnaire which would inform us on your interest and to develop new classes that could cater to different schedules. While we know it would take a lot more than this to address this problem, we do hope that this will at least provide some comfort that your personal security has been enhanced.

Thank you for your consideration and please CLICK the link in the bio for more information

09/02/2021

Our next cycle for ages 2.5 - 99 years starts on 22nd February.

NEW MEMBERS
Online Preregistration is now Open for new members. Payments start on 15th February for new members.

EXISTING ENROLLEES
In person registration is now open. Pay $100.00 by the last day of class. And balance by March 2nd. Or pay 60% down on registration and balance by March 15th. Pay in full by February 14th and get 5% off.

MEMBERS NOT IN CURRENT CYCLE
Do the Online Preregistration and come in from February 8th and benefit from early registration.

Also check out our discounted adult classes which starts on February 15th from 10:15am. Preregister Online and come in to make payments.

Visit www.rwbaquastars.com for further information

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Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00
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