Team Curaçao’s delegation to the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju South Korea tomorrow July 21,2019. The team consists of swimmers World Championships veteran Chade Nercisio, Seggio Bernardina, Rainier Rafaela and national coach Reginaldo Brizuela.
Nercisio, who completed her final year at the CARIFTA Championships will be competing in the 50 metre freestyle and butterfly events. The University of Florida bound athlete will be looking to break her national records in the 50 metre freestyle of 26.14 and butterfly of 27.47.
She will first take to the pool on Friday July 26 in the 50 metre butterfly in heat 4 Lane 8
Chade’s World Champs record in the event
She will be in action the next day on Saturday July 27 in the 50 metre freestyle. At the 2017 World Championships she had covered the distance in 26.91 seconds.
At the junior level Chade has an impressive record and will be continuing to set standards at this meet for her nation.She also ended her high school career on a high winning her first title in the 50 yard freestyle.
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Rainier Rafaela will take to the pool on the opening day in the 100 metre breaststroke in heat 2 Lane 2. He will be chasing the national standard of 1:04.72 set by Rodion Davelaar.He will be back in action in the 50 metre event on Tuesday July 23 in heat 3 lane 6. The national standard belongs to Davelaar as well with his swim of 28.61. This is Ranier’s second World Championship after having competed in 2017 where he swam to a time of 29.97 in the 50 metre breaststroke.
Seggio will take to the blocks as well on the opening day. He will attempt to take down the national record of 24.93 by Mauricio Payne in the 50 metre butterfly when he competes from heat 5 in Lane 7. He boasts a personal best of 25.24 from the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games. He owns the national standard in the 100 metre butterfly of 55.59. He will swim that race on Friday July 26. He will swim in heat 4 from lane 7.
Seggio will be making his World long course Championships debut. He swam at the 2018 World Short Course Championships in Hangzhou,China where he set 100 scm butterfly national record of 54.25.