Stingrays aim to outsprint rivals

The Lions Club and Stingray Swim Club hosts the annual, fun-filled and fast-paced Lions Sprint Meet this weekend.

The meet on Saturday is a partnership between the Lions Club – the service club that first campaigned for a swimming pool – and Stingray Swim Club, Cayman’s first competitive age group club, which is based at the Lions Aquatic Center.

Billed as the season’s most competitive sprint meet, it hosts swimmers from Stingray, Camana Bay Aquatic Club, Team Treasure Island, Triple C Swim Team and the Brac Barracudas who compete for high points trophies and first place golden honors.

This meet is for kids as young as six. “The Lions Sprint Meet is free to every child who wants to swim in the Cayman Islands,” said Lion Steve Surrey.

Lions President Winston Hale is encouraging all age group swimmers to participate. “This pool was built so that all Caymanian children could learn to swim,” he said.

“Stingray honors the vision of the Lions Club every year by hosting this meet, organizing it for us and allowing all children to swim for free.

“We truly appreciate the partnership that has developed with Stingray over the years and we congratulate them on their recent successes at CARIFTA.

“These successes signify how far we have come and the accomplishments of Olympians like the Fraser brothers (Shaune and Brett), Heather Roffey and Andrew MacKay show how far we can go.”

Stingray President Amanda Roberts said: “The Lions Sprint Meet is an important one for our club. Our swimmers look forward to this meet all year, as do our parents, volunteers and supporters and we encourage everyone to register and take part in this amazing, community event.”

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