Athletes from around 50 countries have competed in the International Divers Day. And although the organisational effort has been big at times, the organisers and volunteers have successfully managed to host the event year after year.
When an athlete from Barbados registered at last minute a couple of years ago, though, the volunteers saw themselves challenged – at least for a little while! Because what does the flag of Barbados actually look like and what do you call an athlete from Barbados? Once the team had figured out that the official name for the people of Barbados is in Bajan or Barbadian, we quickly had a flag made and got the ball rolling – just the way we always do.