Swimming records set locally can now be accessed and monitored thanks to them being established on the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association website.
Swimming association president Peter Mackay and technical director Ian Armiger have established new, all inclusive records.
“With the assistance of swimming association director Adrien Royston we are delighted to release the first set of CIASA Swimming Records,” said Mackay. “This is something which Ian Armiger has been instrumental in introducing and these records will now make it easier for us to produce a comprehensive listing of rankings and of national records as well.”
“This has not been an easy task,” said Armiger. “The records are posted on the CIASA website www.ciasa.ky and are listed by age group, event, club, meet the record was set in and so on. As can be expected, when going back through historical documents to develop records such as these, we may have made some mistakes.
“We hope that all swimming association members – past and present – will review the records and if they see any inaccuracies will let me know so that they can be corrected.”
Once the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association records are compiled we will then use them as a reference from which we can develop the listing of national records.
“The national records criteria will be the same with the exception that to hold a national record the athlete must also be Caymanian.
“I would like to thank coach Ian and Adrien Royston for the time they have spent putting these records together,” said Mackay. “Reviewing historical data, compiling it and checking it over and over is a time consuming job but having these records – and ultimately the rankings – will help move the sport of swimming to one which is transparent and affords all competitive swimmers, registered with CIASA and swimming for a recognised club the opportunity to see how they rate compared to their competition.”