Stingrays flipping twice in fast and furious races

Stingray Swim Club’s domestic short-course season starts with a splash this weekend with the middle- and long-distance Friday Night Lights and the Cayman National Fall Sprint Meet. 

Cayman National – a committed supporter of Cayman’s youth and swimming in the Cayman Islands – is once again encouraging the business community to support childhood sporting activities. 

“All youth sports, but swimming in particular, provide our youth with outlets for staying fit, developing an attitude of discipline and focus while instilling confidence and motivation,” said Shari Whittaker of Cayman National. 

“These young athletes learn the fundamentals of playing fair and working hard to achieve success while enjoying a sport that they can continue for the rest of their lives.” 

Whittaker added that in 2016 the Stingray Swim Club will celebrate its 20-year anniversary, which is “no small feat for a not-for-profit organization.” 

She said, “Cayman National is proud to be a part of Stingray Swim Club’s success, and we encourage them to continue promoting swimming in the Cayman Islands and for those who want to go on to compete and represent the Cayman Islands at a national level overseas.” 

The meets are at the Lions pool. 

Friday Night Lights starts at 5:30 p.m., and the Cayman National Sprint Meet starts Saturday at 7:45 a.m. for warm up, with competitive action kicking off at 8 a.m. 

Competition will be fun, fast and furious and everyone is invited to watch, support and cheer the youngsters on. 

“The Cayman National Sprint Meet is always a fun, action-packed event,” said Amanda Roberts, president of the Stingray Swim Club. 

“We look forward to seeing everyone in the pool, on the deck or in the stands supporting the swimmers and encourage anyone who can to volunteer and be a part of the action.” 

Stingray members will be busy this weekend.