Alrick Swaby tells us more.

Jamaica has selected 18-swimmers to compete at the UANA Swimming Cup in Peru, from February 21-23.

The squad includes 11 females and 7 males.

The meet in only its second staging is currently the highest level age group competition for Jamaican swimmers.

The UANA Swimming Cup requires the highest qualifying standard to make the team.

The event boasts 3 age groups for swimmers – 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17 as is done at CARIFTA and CCCAN Swimming Championships and will be competed in long course meters.

Of the 18 swimmers 13 are based locally.

Vice-president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica, Georgia Sinclaire, says the association always try to expose the swimmers to high quality competition.

At the inaugural staging, Jamaica finished the competition adding six best times to their tally on the final day to end with 20 new personal records overall, two age group records, and one senior national record.

Emily MacDonald was the best-placed Jamaican in the high-point scoring placing eighth with 22 points.

Sinclaire says the meet will help in the swimmers development.