Weathers leads talk on college recruitment for athletes

Bailey Weathers wants to help local athletes make strides on the American sports scene.

The technical director for Cayman Islands swimming will be leading a free seminar on college recruitment for American universities. The Government Administration Building is slated to serve as the venue on Nov. 26 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The session is a collaboration between the Ministry of Sports and the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association, swimming’s local governing body.

Weathers has a deep understanding of the topic after serving for three years as a swimming coach at the University of South Carolina, nine years at the University of Notre Dame and two years as a consultant for the U.S. national swim team.

Wednesday’s talk is being aimed at representatives of local sports associations, coaches, physical education teachers and school counselors. Information will be given about rules and processes related to the National Collegiate Athletic Association in order to inform and encourage student athletes in Cayman.

News of the session comes after Weathers was part of the Cayman contingent that traveled to Veracruz, Mexico for the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games. Cayman’s lone swimmer, 16-year-old Catriona MacRae, was the first local athlete in action last week as she finished 14th in the Women’s 10-kilometer marathon swimming event at Regatas Beach. Her time was two hours, 18 minutes and 36.3 seconds.