Big swim meet set for this weekend

The Mike Lockwood Memorial Swim Meet being held this weekend at the Lions Aquatic Centre will feature three visiting swim teams with 73 swimmers from Jamaica. Combined with a similar number of local Stingray Swim Club members and other local entries, this meet promises to be the biggest swim meet ever held in the Cayman Islands.

The meet sessions begin at 5pm on Friday, November 4th (Warm-Up begins at 3:30pm), then continues again at 9am Saturday, November 5th (Warm-Up begins at 7:30am), and finishes at 9am on Sunday, November 6th (Warm-Up begins at 7:30am). There are short 25M sprint races for the 6&Under age group swimmers set for the Sunday session.

National Coach Dominic Ross commented, ‘Our kids are really looking forward to competing against some of the top swimmers in the Caribbean region. The visiting teams have swimmers of all ages and so it should be a lot of fun for everyone. We are very fortunate that the Jamaican teams have chosen to attend our meet this early in the season, and so I would strongly urge each and every local swimmer to take the time to sign up and be part of this unique opportunity.’

The Mike Lockwood Memorial Swim Meet is a tribute to the man who spent countless hours assisting the growth of the sport of swimming as well as being one of the key people that made Pirates Week a successful annual festival. Fosters Food Fair, one of Cayman Swimming’s longest and most ardent supporters, is sponsor of the meet.

The Pirates Week office is providing treasured medals for swimmers finishing first, second or third and plaques for top age group individuals and team competitors.

A dinner social including our guests from Jamaica will be hosted by the Stingray Swim Club on Saturday, November 5th at the Lone Star Grill. Details are being sent to members by e-mail.

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