Shaune joins the elite

Olympic swimmer Shaune Fraser’s future is assured as he trains for the 2012 London Games.

The 21-year-old University of Florida student graduates in May but won’t have any problems having to work and train at the same time because he has been granted elite status by the Cayman government who will fund him for the following two years.

Fraser will be able to concentrate on training and competing and will also be able to receive other sponsorship.

One of the most improved swimmers in the world this year, competition will focus on the National Collegiate Athletic Association championships in March, then the Central and Caribbean Games in July in Puerto Rico before the Commonwealth Games in India in October and the World Swimming Championships two months later.

Fraser trains with younger brother Brett, 19, who is also an Olympian.

Shaune said: ‘I am really grateful to the Cayman government for their support and look forward to next year’s tournaments anticipating in doing well for my country.’

Current Cayman Elite Athletes are Ronald Forbes, Cydonie Mothersill, Charles Whittakker, and Michael Letterlough.