Cleveland party here for splash

Cayman is already hosting its first big sports tourism group of the year.

The Camana Bay Sports Complex is being visited by 40 collegiate swimmers plus coaching staff from Cleveland State University. The group is staying at Sunshine Suites and working with Tropicana Tours.

The swimming club at Camana Bay has really made waves in its couple of years existence and this is another example of how fast it is gaining international kudos.

National Collegiate Athletic Association teams take one overseas training trip every four years.

The Camana Bay Aquatic Club feels honoured that Cleveland State has chosen Grand Cayman and the Camana Bay pool for its location, size and facilities.

Head coach Wally Morton first became familiar with Cayman after training longtime Caymanian swimmer and Cleveland State alumna, Tina Abbott, from 2001-04.

With the World Squash Open recently held here, it is exciting to host another group of international athletes so soon, and to see Cayman emerging as the sporting destination of choice within the Caribbean.

The swim club at Camana Bay is proud to be able to play a part in cementing this reputation by providing a world-class venue and facilities for international and local sports groups and events, such as these.

Camana Bay Aquatic Club president Jeff Wight said that the team is currently training hard and joined some of Cayman’s emerging youngsters from the club for a swim clinic and exhibition.