Over four days, the sun shone, the
water sparkled and Cayman’s youth turned in epic races at the Lions Pool.
The Consolidated Water Age Group
Championships and CARIFTA Trials took place last weekend with lots of new faces
and plenty of spectators.
Among the new arrivals were two winners
in the six and under category. Corey Westerborg was all-conquering in the six
and under boys and even tried his hand at racing the older boys. Sabine Ellison
also achieved a clean-sweep on her birthday.
Sunday was an emotional day as it
started with a prayer and a minute’s silence for Adora Bodden-Groome who had
passed away a week earlier and ended with the announcement of the CARIFTA team,
with Adora’s son Seiji being named as the boys’ captain.
On the other hand there was plenty
to cheer about. In the senior division, mature swimmer Alekandra Vvjic battled
the 15 and 16 year-olds in the 50 meter freestyle while Miquala Montana set the
eight and under girls Lions Pool and Stingray Swim Club records in the 200M
Breaststroke and Tobias Mikkelsen broke his own pool record in the eight and
Under 400M Freestyle.
This was the last opportunity for
the CARIFTA hopefuls to hone their racing skills and improve their personal
The next event is a Sprint meet
towards the end of this month.