Barracudas flew then swam

With the donation of round trip
airfares on Cayman Airways, the eight young Cayman Brac students who make up
the Brac Barracudas swim team were able to participate in the 2010 Sprint Swim
Meet held at the Lions Pool on Grand Cayman recently.

Accompanied by their swim coach
Michael Hundt, the students took home several impressive wins. Carlie Tibbetts
placed first in the 25-metre breaststroke. Five-year-old Veandra Robinson
earned second place in the 25m-breaststroke in her age group and placed in the
top six in her other four events. Chineme Ezema finished fourth place in the
50m breaststroke. Other swimmers making up the Barracuda team included Haylie
Tibbetts, Mara McLean, Antonia Mena, Garin Ritch and Teddy Reid, all whom Hundt
says showed “guts and determination”.

“For many years this meet has been
the first sprint meet of the season, enabling Cayman Brac swimmers to dive in
early with shorter distance races, which suits Brac athletes due to our limited
pool size on the Brac,” Hundt said. “All year the Brac swimmers dream about
travelling to Grand Cayman for the learning experience it offers both in and
out of the pool, so we are extremely grateful to Cayman Airways for making
their dreams come true through the donation of round trip tickets for each of
the students again this year.”

Paul Tibbetts, chief financial
officer for Cayman Airways, said: “It is our pride and joy knowing that the
youth of our islands are learning, growing and excelling in positive
activities, particularly so for the youth of Cayman Brac who have limited
access to many of the opportunities that students on Grand Cayman enjoy
frequently. So we applaud the Brac Barracudas and their coach of many years,
Michael Hundt, for a job well done and we look forward to continuing to support
their endeavours.” For their efforts, Tibbetts presented each swimmer and Hundt
with a complimentary I Love My KX t-shirt.

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