The Camana Bay Aquatic Club hosted its first official competition since its pool renovations were completed – the 2015 Shamrock Splash 10-under Invitational Meet.
This meet is the only meet that focuses solely on Cayman’s 10-under swimmers.
With new tiles and the large aquatic scoreboard as their backdrop, CBAC swimmers established numerous personal best times and also improved six Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association records in their home pool.
Finn Bishop led the way for CBAC by establishing three new CIASA records – the 9-10 boys short course 50 meters freestyle, 50m butterfly, and 100m individual medley. He also set new personal best times in the 50m back and the 400m freestyle.
Connor MacDonald established two CIASA records in the boys 8-under short course 100m freestyle and 400m freestyle, breaking the previous mark by 45 seconds.
Stefano Bonati rounded out the CBAC swimmers who broke CIASA records by beating the boys 9-10 short course 50m breaststroke record. Stingray Swim Club’s Stephanie Royston established the meet’s only other CIASA record in the girls 9-10 short course 50m butterfly.
“I think we made a strong statement today in our first meet back in Camana Bay,” said CBAC coach Dave Bott. “It’s an honor any time someone can break a CIASA record, so breaking six as a team is really something special. And those records only scratch the surface in terms of how well we swam today.”
Many CBAC swimmers showed significant progress in their events, including Nic Corin and Sofia Watler (who both recorded a 10-second drop in the 100m free), Harry Bishop in the 50m free, Lila Higgo in her first 100 individual medley, Tijana Parker in the 100m individual medley, and Grace Ward in her first competition.
CBAC hosts its Open Water Festival this weekend at Governor’s Beach before setting its sights on the CARIFTA Championships and the Highlander Invitational Meet in Orlando.
For more information, visit www.camanabayaquaticclub.com