Dom’s strong pool

Cayman’s top swimmers are limbering
up for the CARFITA Games next month in Jamaica and looking good in the process.

CARIFTA is being held in Kingston
over the Easter weekend 3-6 April.

Head coach Dominic Ross said: “We
have seen some exceptional training recently from some of the younger swimmers
such as Amber Myrie, Geoffrey Butler, Alex McCallum, Bethany Cleaver and Coral
Tomascik.

“They have really stepped up what
they are doing in the pool and we are looking forward to having them join in
with the likes of Seiji Groome and Lara Butler who have already proven
themselves in previous years.

“Lara and Seiji are at this point
the two most likely athletes to join the Fraser brothers at the London Olympics.

“They both have the potential and
commitment but still have a lot of work to do first!

“There are plenty of younger
swimmers who have that type of potential for the future and we are excited
about the growth we have seen recently in the beginning levels of our
Competitive Swimming programme.”

Ross hopes to one day in the near
the future see a 50 metre Olympic-size pool in Cayman. Finances are the main
problem.  

“The Olympic-sized pool is
unfortunately still on hold. There are a lot of things which have already been
put in place and when the time is right it will hopefully move ahead very
quickly. The biggest problems that we face are really the financing of the
project.

“We have a significant amount of
support from all the right people but obviously funds are a little tight for
all at the moment.”

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