Pool duel created waves of fun

The Ernst & Young “Duel in the Pool”, hosted by the Stingray Swim Club at the Lions Aquatic Centre, saw around 80 swimmers of varying ages and abilities take part in what one young swimmer called the most fun swim meet ever.

A fun, fast-paced meet saw some youngsters diving off the blocks for the first time, while the more experienced swimmers used every opportunity to swim competitively.

Team Yellow was initially declared the winner, but after Team White member Geoffrey Butler requested a recount, Team White was the winner.

“It was all in good fun,” Butler said. “But I was sure we had won with our absolute domination of the relay. So I asked for a recount and Matthew Courtis and I were delighted to be proven correct.”

Team Yellow member Alex McCallum is still considering his next steps.

With business in the pool taken care of, Stingray Swim Club head coach Andy Copley recognised the club’s CARIFTA team members who represented Cayman with pride over the Easter weekend in Kingston, Jamaica. CIASA technical director Ian Armiger also attended and presented CARIFTA certificates.

Parents and supporters, many of whom wore Ernst & Young’s corporate colours, enthusiastically supported the swimmers. Attendees were treated to a pot luck dinner afterward as part of the club’s team building and social activities.

Next on the Stingray Swim Club calendar is the Iron Man III Movie Premier Fundraiser on 3 May – call Alexandra at 916-6077 for tickets – as well as the SYS Invitational in Sarasota, Florida from 17 to 19 May and the Lions Sprint Meet on 25 May.

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