Stingrays wrap up the season

Swimmers get the chance to wind down for the summer after this weekend’s pool meet.

The 2014 Caledonian Global Meet, hosted by the Stingray Swim Club of Grand Cayman at the Lions Aquatic Centre, runs from Friday and finishes on Sunday, the last domestic meet of the 2013-14 competitive season for Cayman’s age group swimmers.

Vanessa Polack of Caledonian Global Financial Services said, “With the recent announcement of the Commonwealth Games team – and the inclusion of swimmers such as Brett Fraser, Alex McCallum, Geoffrey Butler, Lara Butler and Lauren Hew, who have all been a part of a dynamic and challenging local swim environment – we can say with confidence that supporting swimming here in Cayman is an investment which yields positive results.

“Caledonian prides itself in supporting empowering initiatives to help shape our youth of today into confident young adults for tomorrow.”

She added, “The Caledonian Global Swim Meet allows Cayman’s younger swimmers to challenge themselves in sprint and middle distance events and we look forward to seeing them put their many hours of training to the test.

“I encourage everyone in the community to come out and support these young athletes by volunteering or just cheering them on from the stands.”

Swimmers from Stingray Swim Club, Camana Bay Aquatic Club, Treasure Island and Triple C School are all expected to take part, as well as some of Cayman’s masters.

Stingray President, Amanda Roberts said: “Swimming is a sport which develops extreme discipline, focus and commitment in athletes and we hear time and again these characteristics manifest themselves in the swimmers’ approach to their academic studies as well.

“In addition to fitness and academic studies, learning to swim is a life skill which can save lives. We thank Caledonian Global for its support of Stingray Swim Club and of all Cayman’s young swimmers and we look forward to an exciting weekend.”

For information on how to volunteer and help at the meet, contact meet directors: Elsy Adapa [email protected] or Kathy Jackson [email protected] For information on Stingray Swim Club or the Summer Swim Camp, visit www.caymanswimming.com or email [email protected]

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