ELLSWORTH — Ava Sealander and Camden Holmes of the Down East Family YMCA swim team placed among the top competitors nationally Thursday at the YMCA Long Course National Championships at the University of Maryland.Sealander, who graduated from George Stevens Academy in June, placed sixth in the 50-yard butterfly, and Holmes, who will be a senior at Ellsworth High School this coming school year, took 13th in the boys’ 50-yard freestyle.The two claimed individual state championships at the high school level this past season with Sealander winning the Class B 200-meter individual medley and Holmes claiming victory twice in the same class with wins in the 50 and 100 freestyles.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
AFTER successfully launching his Solid Rock Academy in Kenya, Peter Barry returned to South East London, England and was greeted with great news. He was hired by English Premier League (EPL) side Crystal Palace.According to Barry his position at the club requires scouting players, coaching and preparing the U-15 – U-18 Boys and Girls for entry into Crystal Palace Club at various levels not excluding the Premiership level. Barry was appointed to one of the coaching positions at the U-18 level at the Crystal Palace Foundation.Barry, who was a member of the Santos Football Club before migrating to England said he hopes that in the future, young players from Guyana would be able to benefit from his knowledge and achievements as well as to be channelled into international clubs.When Barry resided in Guyana, he had also shown a great interest in coaching. While he was a teacher at East Ruimveldt Secondary School he taught classes in Business and Accounting Principles. He also taught at Central High School and St. Stanislaus College.At East Ruimveldt Secondary School’s 50th Anniversary celebration, Barry was recognised for his outstanding contributions to the institution.Barry is currently pursuing his PHD in Theology and is still open to one day work with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF).