Swimming at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia concluded last weekend with a second silver medal for Shaune Fraser. His time in the 200IM event is a new national record of 2:04.51 seconds and which moves him up to 58th in the most current world rankings in that event.
Shaune set four national records during the competition in the 50m butterfly, 200m and 100m freestyles and the 200IM, winning the 200free in a new CAC record time of 2: 49.84 and placing him 37th in the world rankings. His 100free time of 50.02 was good enough for second place and also 37th in the world rankings.
Brett Fraser, Shaune’s brother, had an impressive meet as well, swimming for the first time at a major games in open level competition, he swam personal best times in 7 of the 8 events in which he participated, attaining a Pan Am Games “B” qualifying standard in the 400IM in dropping more than 7 seconds off his personal best.
Heather Roffey showed that she is on the road back to full fitness in her return to major international competition, reaching two finals and finishing in the top 8 in two events.
Jennifer Powell and Jodie Foster also competed well, both are relative newcomers to this level of competition and will benefit greatly from the experience as they continue their development, said national coach Dominic Ross.
‘CAC Games swimming stepped up to a never before seen level in Cartagena 2006. New competition records were set in 31 of the 40 events on the schedule, some events with the top 3 finishers swimming under the old records,’ added Ross.