SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Named Jamaica Sportswoman Of The Year


By Sharon Robb PEMBROKE PINES, January 22, 2019—For the third time in her illustrious swimming career, Alia Atkinson was named the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year. Atkinson, 30, a four-time Olympian, received the award during a banquet at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. She was honored for her 2018 season that included lowering her … Continue reading “SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Named Jamaica Sportswoman Of The Year”

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Wins Second Gold, Dylan Carter Takes Bronze On Day Five Of FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships


By Sharon Robb HANGZHOU, China, December 15, 2018—Four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club won her second gold medal Saturday at the 14th FINA World Short Course Championships. Atkinson, 30, the top-seed and world record holder in the 100-meter breaststroke, won the event in 1:03.51. She is the first woman to win … Continue reading “SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Wins Second Gold, Dylan Carter Takes Bronze On Day Five Of FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships”

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Wins Gold; Two Relay World Records Broken On Day Two Of FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships


By Sharon Robb HANGZHOU, China, December 12, 2018—Four-time Olympian and world record holder Alia Atkinson of Jamaica and South Florida Aquatic Club followed up her world record in October with a gold medal on Day Two of the 14th FINA World Short Course Championships. After finishing runner-up three times, Atkinson, 30, seeded first, won the … Continue reading “SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Wins Gold; Two Relay World Records Broken On Day Two Of FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships”

Japan’s Daiya Seto Breaks World Record, Knocks Off Chad Le Clos; SOFLO’s Abby Oyetunji Makes Debut, Alia Atkinson Earns Top Seed On Day One Of FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships


By Sharon Robb HANGZHOU, China, December 11, 2018—On an exciting opening day of upsets and world records at the 14th FINA World Short Course Championships, Daiya Seto of Japan took center stage in his dual against world record holder and defending champion Chad Le Clos of South Africa. Seto reeled in early leader Le Clos … Continue reading “Japan’s Daiya Seto Breaks World Record, Knocks Off Chad Le Clos; SOFLO’s Abby Oyetunji Makes Debut, Alia Atkinson Earns Top Seed On Day One Of FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships”

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”