Swimmers back on the blocks after festive break

Young swimmers gather for their latest meet.

Young swimmers were back in action after the Christmas holidays earlier this month to take part in the EY Winter Sprint Meet, hosted by Stingray Swim Club at the Lions Aquatic Centre.

As well as Stingray members, swimmers from Camana Bay Aquatic Club, Seven Mile Swimmers and Brac Barracudas, and Stingray’s Special Olympic swimmers, took part.

Stingray’s head coach David Pursley said, “Anytime young swimmers can compete in a fully officiated meet is good. At this meet, we paired up our high performance and senior swimmers with our younger gold, silver and bronze swimmers … allowing the older swimmers to develop their leadership and mentoring skills; ensuring the younger swimmers were comfortable with their races and the meet processes and procedures, and providing a positive, encouraging atmosphere for team building and growth for the whole team.”

Stingray Swim Club’s next competition will be the Pete Ribbins Consolidated Water Swim Meet, Jan. 29-31, and then the Cayman Islands National Championships, Feb. 11-14.