Five-time Olympian Alia Atkinson, says now that she has retired from the sport of swimming, her main goal is get on the board of the sport’s global governing body, FINA.

Atkinson represented Jamaica at the 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2021 Olympic Games.

The 33-year-old is the first black female swimmer to win a world swimming title.

Speaking on Inside with Bret Hawk, Atkinson says if she’s successful in securing a place on the FINA board that would help her in drive to establish a unified Caribbean team, as with the West Indies.

She says one of her disappointments is that there aren’t more Jamaican swimmers on the international circuit now that she has retired.

Alia Atkinson.