Sprinters pool together for fast meet

Island Heritage is once again sponsoring a meet at the Lions Aquatic Centre.

The Island Heritage Sprint Plus Meet is on this Saturday, Feb. 1. It allows swimmers to compete in the usual meet events, which are short and fast 50-meter sprints, but also provides a limited number of the longer 100m and 200m events as well.

Latina Young, Island Heritage’s marketing coordinator, is pleased to be supporting Stingray Swim Club again.

She said, “Stingray Swim Club does an amazing job of organizing these meets for Cayman’s competitive swimmers throughout the year.

“This is a highly anticipated event that keeps growing every year with the number of participation from all the swim clubs and their supporters.

“Island Heritage is very excited to sponsor this meet again. We are looking forward to the meet and encourage everyone to come out and support our athletes.”

Stingray club president Amanda Roberts is also looking forward to the meet. “The Island Heritage Sprint Plus meet will build on the excitement surrounding swimming that was generated earlier this year with the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association’s successful Splash, Dash and Dine with Olympians fundraising event.

“Our swimmers have all been training hard and I hope as many people as possible will come to cheer them on as they compete.”

The Island Heritage Sprint Plus Meet is open to competitive swimmers of all ages and action in the pool starting at 8.15 a.m. Next on Stingray’s calendar is the CIASA National Championships, Feb. 20-23 and the Walter Rodgers Age Group Championships in Kingston, Jamaica Feb. 27-Mar. 2.

For more information on Stingray Swim Club, visit www.caymanswiming.com, or to volunteer at the meet, email meet director Vicki Girling at [email protected]

The Sprint Plus allows swimmers to compete in the usual meet events which are short and fast 50-meter sprints, but also provides a limited number of the longer 100m and 200m events as well.

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