Swimming coach gives talk to John Gray students

Bailey Weathers talks to students at John Gray High School during the school’s Career Day.

Bailey Weathers, Olympic swimming coach and technical director of the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association, visited John Gray High School last week to give a motivational talk to students.

Weathers has worked with American swimmer Allison Schmitt, who won five medals, three of them gold, at the London Olympics in 2012.

He is also the former athletic director of Grace College in Indiana.

Talking to Year 9-11 students as part of Career Activities Week at the school, Weathers shared his knowledge and expertise with pupils aspiring to become successful student athletes.

“This means graduating from high school and subsequently from college or university, whilst pursuing their dreams of becoming the best at their chosen sport,” he said.

In particular, he spoke of the different pathways to applying for colleges overseas and how best to make applications for particular programs.

The purpose of Mr. Bailey’s presentation was to engage with the students, providing a framework of advice and guidance for them to share with their parents, teachers, coaches and sponsors.