Lions Sprint Meet set for Saturday at aquatic center

Yohann Regnard on the attack for the RHSW Cayman National XV. - Photo: Caroline Deegan Photography

The Lions Club and Stingray Swim Club will host the annual Lions Sprint meet on Saturday at the Lions Aquatic Centre.

The meet is open to swimmers from all of Cayman’s clubs, allowing as many young swimmers as possible to participate.

The swimmers compete for High Points trophies and first-place golden honors in sprint distances in each of the strokes: 25m for 6 and under and 7-8 age groups; and 50m for the 10 and under, 11-12, 13-14 and 15 and over age groups.

Support invited

Lion President Ewan Jacques encourages the parents, friends and families of swimmers and the community to come to the meet and support the young swimmers.

“This pool was built so that all Caymanian children could learn to swim. Stingray honors the vision of the Lions Club every year by hosting this meet, organizing it for us and allowing all children to swim for free,” he said in a press release.

“We truly appreciate the partnership that has developed with Stingray over the years, and we congratulate them on their continued successes both in the pool here in Cayman and overseas, and in open water competition,” he added.

Stingray head coach David Pursley said, “The Lions Sprint Meet is an important one for our club …. Our swimmers look forward to this sprint meet, as do our parents and volunteers.

“We extend our thanks to the officials who volunteer their time … and we encourage everyone to come down and support our swimmers in this amazing, community event.”

The Stingray Swim Club will next participate in the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association Butterfield 800m Sea Swim on May 28; the Landon Von Kanel Swim Meet on June 2–5 (sprint, middle and long distances) and the Flowers One Mile Sea Swim on June 11. For more information, visit