Jamaican Alia Atkinson Breaks Own Short Course Meter World Record At FINA World Cup


By Sharon Robb October 6, 2018—In a fast pool at Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, four-time Olympian Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club came up with her second career short course meter world record on the final day of the FINA World Cup Series’ second cluster. On Saturday, Atkinson, 29, broke her own world … Continue reading “Jamaican Alia Atkinson Breaks Own Short Course Meter World Record At FINA World Cup”

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson Misses Shot At Another Medal In Two Events, Her Commonwealth Games Come To And End


By Sharon Robb April 8, 2018—-Four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson had a rough day at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Sunday. After settling for a silver medal in the 50-meter breaststroke, she finished eighth in the 50-meter butterfly in 27.35 seconds at Optus Aquatic Centre. Aussie Cate Campbell was impressive with … Continue reading “Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson Misses Shot At Another Medal In Two Events, Her Commonwealth Games Come To And End”

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson Breaks World Record


By Sharon Robb October 26, 2016—After a disappointing finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Alia Atkinson of Jamaica broke a world short course record in the 50-meter breaststroke Wednesday at the FINA/Airweave World Cup Series in Tokyo. Atkinson, 27, of South Florida Aquatic Club, who shares the 100-meter breaststroke short course world record with Lithuanian … Continue reading “Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson Breaks World Record”

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Ties Her World Record On Day One of FINA World Cup Series


By Sharon Robb August 26, 2016—Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club tied her world record Friday at the FINA World Cup Series opening day in Paris-Chartres, France. The four-time Jamaican Olympian tied her 100-meter breaststroke short course record of 1:02.36 equalling her own and Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte’s world record. Her splits were 29.33 and … Continue reading “SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Ties Her World Record On Day One of FINA World Cup Series”

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Begins FINA World Cup Series On Friday


August 25, 2016—Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club will compete in her first meet since the 2016 Rio Olympics on Friday. The four-time Jamaican Olympian will compete for part of the $300,000 overall prize purse being offered starting with the FINA World Cup Series opener in Paris-Chartres, France. It is the first leg of … Continue reading “SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Begins FINA World Cup Series On Friday”

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Finishes Heart-Breaking Eighth In Olympic Final


By Sharon Robb August 8, 2016—-After a poor start off the blocks, Alia Atkinson was never in the race. In her fourth Olympic appearance for Jamaica, the South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer left the pool deck Monday night at Olympic Aquatics Stadium without a medal. Swimming in Lane 7, Atkinson, 27, finished a disappointing eighth … Continue reading “SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Finishes Heart-Breaking Eighth In Olympic Final”

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Ready For Olympic Glory


By Sharon Robb August 4, 2016—No one is more deserving or more ready to hang an Olympic medal around her neck than Alia Atkinson. The South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer started her journey as a 15-year-old junior at Flanagan High School when she made her first Olympic team. “I was going to the 2004 Olympics … Continue reading “SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Ready For Olympic Glory”

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Takes Third On Final Day Of Arena Pro Swim Series


By Sharon Robb May 15, 2016—Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club placed third in the 50-meter breaststroke Sunday on the fourth and final day of the Arena Pro Swim Series at the newly-renovated Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, N.C. The 27-year-old three-time Jamaican Olympian was the third fastest qualifier in 31.33 and lowered … Continue reading “SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Takes Third On Final Day Of Arena Pro Swim Series”

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Third At Arena Pro Swim Series


By Sharon Robb May 13, 2016—Alia Atkinson finished third in the 100-meter breaststroke to lead South Florida Aquatic Club Friday night in the Arena Pro Swim Series at the newly-renovated Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, N.C. The three-time 27-year-old Jamaican Olympian finished in 1:07.81 behind NCAA breaststroke star Lilly King in 1:05.73, second fastest … Continue reading “SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Third At Arena Pro Swim Series”

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Finishes Second On Final Day Of Austin Arena Pro Swim Series


By Sharon Robb January 17, 2016—Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club finished second in her signature event on the third and final day of the Arena Pro Swim Series Sunday at University of Texas Lee & Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin. The three-time Jamaican Olympian, despite being broken down from heavy training, finished … Continue reading “SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Finishes Second On Final Day Of Austin Arena Pro Swim Series”