Atkinson Heads To FINA Champions Series In China


Olympian Alia Atkinson is one of 10-swimmers already confirmed for the second staging of the FINA Champions Series in China from January 14-15 and 18-19.

The series will comprise events of 50, 100 and 200-metres in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

The swimmers well also contest the 400-metres free and 200- metres Individual Medley, in addition to relay races.

Atkinson will be swimming the 50 metre breaststroke.

Her participation in the 100 metre breaststroke is pending and she will compete in the relays.

Athletes’ participation in this exclusive series will be on an invitation- only basis, comprising the Olympic and World medallists, the world record holder and the best in the world rankings in each event.

The swimmers will receive both prize money and appearance fees to attend this prestigious event, and will have all their expenses covered.

Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.

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