Olympians visit

A trio of British Olympians will be in Cayman this weekend.

The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association will be staging a clinic with local swimmers on Saturday, 24 March, at 9.30am. Backed by local government, the event will take place at the Lions Aquatic Centre in George Town.

Headlining the visit are Caitlin McClatchey (200 metre Freestyle), Amy Smith (50m and 100m Freestyle) and Joe Roebuck (200m Butterfly, 200m and 400m Individual Medley), who will be competing in the London 2012 Olympics.

McClatchey is a world-class 200m swimmer who held records in Britain and Scotland. She is a three-time Great Britain Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012) and a two-time world finalist in the 4x200m freestyle team (2009, 2011).

Smith was a European bronze medallist in 2011 and a gold and silver medallist in 2010 in the 100m freestyle. She was also a Commonwealth silver medallist in 2010 and 2006 and a world finalist in 2009 in the 4x100m freestyle.

Roebuck is this year’s British champion in the 200m Fly and 200m IM. He won silver medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the 200m IM and 400m IM. He is also the British record holder in the 400m IM at 4:01.63 and the 200m Butterfly at 1:51.23.

Joining them will be Ian Armiger, Cayman swimming’s impending first-ever ‘technical director.’ He is the former director of swimming at Loughborough University, where he worked with the three Olympians. Armiger and company will be on island for six days.

For more information, e-mail Kathy Jackson of the swim association at [email protected]