Frasers lead the splashers

The Cayman Islands will be
represented in four major international swim meets this summer; and so, as many
students enjoy time off from school or attend summer camp for six of Cayman’s
top swimmer it is business as usual as they finalise their training and
preparation for competition.

Six swimmers have been selected to
compete at the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto
Rico. They are Shaune Fraser, Brett Fraser, Summer Flowers, Tori Flowers, Seiji
Groome and Lara Butler, and the swimming portion of the Games runs from 18-23
July.

The first ever Cayman Islands CAC
medal in swimming came eight years ago in El Salvador through Heather Roffey
who took gold in the 200 metres butterfly. This was followed four years later
in Cartagena, Colombia by medal winning performances by Shaune Fraser in the
200m freestyle (gold and Games Record), 100 free (silver) and 200 individual
medley (silver). Groome and Lara Butler leave Grand Cayman on 15 July and will
be meeting the rest of the team there.

Geoffrey Butler and Coral Tomascik
will participate at the Canadian Age Group Championships in Winnipeg, from
21-26 July. They will both compete in a variety of events including the Open
Water 5k and are expected to gain valuable experience as they continue to
progress towards international open competitions in the future.

The summer of swimming concludes in
August with the first ever Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in which Lara
Butler and Seiji Groome represent the Cayman Islands in swimming, 14-26 August;
while Brett and Shaune Fraser represent Cayman at the Pan Pacific Swimming
Championships in Irvine, California,
18-22 August.

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