recently completed Lions Meet, hosted by the Stingray Swim Club, saw a number
of relatively new swimmers come to the fore. At the same time the meet
showcased the skills of some of the more established names.
them was Seiji Groome, 16, who won four events. Groome claimed the Boys 15 and
over 50m butterfly in 28.52 seconds, 50m backstroke in 30.22s, 50m
breast-stroke in 32.67s and the 100m Individual Medley in 1:13.30s.
Butler, 15, nabbed two events. Butler claimed the Girls 15 and over 50m
backstroke in 32.78s and the 50m breast-stroke in 38.96s, Her brother Geoffrey
Butler, 14, also did well in winning four races. Butler claimed the Boys 13-14
50m breast-stroke in 48.78s, 50m freestyle in 28.65s, 100m individual medley in
1:16.13 and the mixed 200m individual medley time trial in 2:31.25.
far the newer competitors go, Zororo Mutomba made quite a name for herself.
Mutomba, 8, won the Girls 7-8 25m backstroke in 24.29s, 25m breast-stroke in
28.99s, 25m freestyle in 20.10s and the 100m individual medley in 2:02.71.
number of young swimmers shined in the event including Corey Westerborg (6),
Will Roberts (8) and Iain MacRae (9). With so many solid showings from kids
younger than 17, Cayman’s swimming future looks bright. Next up on the swimming
calendar is the Caledonian Group Summer Splash at the Lions Pool 16-20 June.
The registration deadline is next Wednesday, 16 June. Officially the last meet
of the season, the event offers swimmers another chance to lower personal best
times. The Caledonian Group Summer Splash offers a full schedule of events and
is suitable for all levels of competitive swimmers. Sessions are slated to be
short and fast with many races featuring combined age groups.
more information log on to www.caymanswimming.com