Young swimmers on the Brac were out in force for a day of competition at the Sister Islands Swim Club’s first Burner Meet of 2016.
Held on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the government pool in Stake Bay, it was the first swim meet in many years, according to a press release.
Seventeen swimmers across several divisions of age 6 and under, age 7-8, age 9-10 and Open, competed in races in all four strokes – butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. At the end of the meet, swimmers took part in freestyle relays, adding to the fun. Organizers noted the meet was held in an effort to encourage the sport among youth.
Swimmers were awarded ribbons by coach Michael Hundt and Swim Club president Kenny Ryan for their efforts. Coach Susan Hundt and parents of the Swim Club served as timers and record keepers for the day, and the Sport Association of the Sister Islands contributed pizza for those in attendance.
The club’s next swim event will be the CNB 800M Sea Swim on Saturday, April 9, in Cayman Brac. The swim is open to anyone who would like to participate.