Frasers close the gap

Cayman’s swimming brothers Shaune and Brett Fraser wrapped up competing at the World Championships in Rome with two more superb performances on Friday.

Brett and Shaune

Brett and Shaune performed superbly at the World Championships. Photo: Ron Shillingford

Both swimming in events that are not normally the focus of their training, they again swam extremely well establishing new national records in the process.

Brett, 19, took down Shaune’s national record in the 50 metre freestyle, with a time of 22.80 seconds which placed him 45th of the 209 athletes taking part in the event.

A total of 156 swimmers took to the blocks in the 100m butterfly. Shaune, 21, swam 53.07secs which was a full second faster than his previous best and left him in 55th place with yet another Cayman national record.

Over the course of the eight day competition the brothers have again proven that they are indeed world class swimmers.

Local coach Dominic Ross said: ‘Their continued hard work and dedication to the sport will undoubtedly see them continue to improve as they strive towards London 2012 with the support of their family, friends, coaches and the Cayman community as a whole.’

Their father Jim said: ‘The boys did really well. They are on the verge of making it into finals of major championships. It’s a journey and the sport is a tough one. We appreciate all the coverage the Caymanian Compass has given them.’