Stingrays set for sprint

The Lions Club and Stingray Swim Club are gearing to host the annual, fun filled and fast paced Lions Sprint meet.

It is on Saturday 25 May, the seasons most competitive sprint meet which will see swimmers from hosts Stingray, Caman Bay Aquatic Club, Treasure Island Swim School and the Cayman Brac Barracudas competing for High Points trophies and first place golden honours.

Competing in sprint distances in each of the strokes: 25 metres for 6 & Under and 7-8; and 50m for the 10 & Under, 11-12, 13-14 and 15 & Over age groups.

“The Lions Sprint Meet is free to every child who wants to swim in the Cayman Islands,” said Lion Albert Anderson, who is also a Stingray parent and the meet director for this event.

Lion President Ian Callow encouraged all age group swimmers to sign up early and participate. “This recent documentary on swimming reminded us all how hard the Lions worked to make this pool a reality,” he said.

“When we host this meet it honours their hard work, their commitment and their vision which saw all Caymanian children learning to swim for free and while we are not yet there, we are confident that swimming association will continue to work to make this vision a reality.”

Stingray president, Brenda McGrath said: “The Lions Sprint Meet is an important one for our club as the Lions Aquatic Centre is the home of the Stingray Swim Club.

“Our swimmers look forward to it, as do our parents, volunteers and supporters and we encourage everyone to register and take part in this amazing, community event.”

To register go to the Stingray Swim Club website www.caymanswimming.com .

After the Lions Sprint Meet, the Stingray club will be participating in the Butterfield 800m Sea Swim on 25 May, the Flowers One Mile Sea Swim on 15 June and the Caledonian Global Swim Meet, 19-23 June which offers a full array of events – sprint, middle and long distances.

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