Two 13-year-old Cayman swimmers did well in the US last week.
In an effort to achieve qualifying standards for this summer’s Canadian Age Group Championships in Montreal from 24 to 28 July, Camana Bay Aquatic Club swimmers Kavanagh Lambert and Lauren Hew flew to Boston for the North Shore Swim Club’s Team Specialty Meet at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Both swimmers were the youngest competitors in the 13 & Over age group and achieved top five finishes at the international meet.
Continuing on from her success at CARIFTA, Hew dominated the 50 metres backstroke, winning in a time of 33.74 seconds.
Hew placed fourth in the 100m backstroke and fifth in the 200m backstroke, as well as finishing third in the 50m butterfly.
Her finishing time of 31.65 seconds in the 50m butterfly and 1 minute, 12.18 seconds in the 100m backstroke broke her club’s long course records for the 13-14 female age group.
Lambert established a new Camana Bay Aquatic Club long course record in the 13-14 female age group for the 100m butterfly in a time of 1:13.00.
Lambert also placed third in the 50m breaststroke and recorded the largest time drop of the weekend, shaving over 12 seconds off her 100m freestyle personal best.
Club head coach Katie Lambert was proud of how the athletes fared during the meet.
“They came in, did their best, had some minor disappointments, but just kept plugging away,” Lambert said. “They did the club proud and I know this experience makes them want it a little more. Thank you to our travel team sponsor, MaplesFS, for their continued support of our swimmers. What a great learning experience.”
Next on the busy swim club’s calendar is the Lion’s Sprint Meet at the Lion’s Aquatic Centre on Saturday, 25 May.
A select group of swimmers will also compete in the 11th Annual Butterfield 800m Sea Swim on the same day.