Swimmers make a splash at Camana Bay

Swimmers get ready to race at the Camana Bay Aquatic Club’s annual Fall Kick-Off Invitational over the weekend.

More than 140 swimmers took part in the Camana Bay Aquatic Club’s annual Fall Kick-Off Invitational, the club’s first meet of the season.

Over the weekend, swimmers from CBAC, Stingray Swim Club, Seven Mile Swimmers and Special Olympics of the Cayman Islands competed in 62 events, many of them swimming in a competitive meet for the first time.

Competing for CBAC for the first time were: Paige, Ryder and Tyller Brainis, Matheo and Allie Capasso, Cerys Martin, Zimmie McGrath, Kenza Ngiruwonsanga, Olivia and Sienna Schofield, Kyla Small and Abraham Stroh.

“For this early in the season, there was some incredible swimming going on,” said CBAC head coach Caleb Miller. “If this meet’s performance is any indication of how the remainder of the season is going to go, we are in for some really fast swimming this year. All in all, it was a great event and the kids had a blast. And when all is said and done, that was what it’s all about.”

CBAC President Jeff Wight was also pleased with the meet. “It’s impossible to host a multi-day meet in Cayman without help from a tremendous number of people, who typically do not get credit for their hard work,” said Wight. “Parents, coaches, officials, and volunteers all come together to provide a fun environment for our swimmers. The weather was great and the Fall Kick-Off Invitational has set the tone for the rest of the season.”

CBAC thanked all the volunteers who dedicated their time to make the meet a success, including officials, families who donated to the concession stand, timekeepers, and all the other volunteers from the clubs.

For more information or to get involved, visit www.camanabayaquaticclub.com, or contact Camana Bay Aquatic Club head coach Caleb Miller, at [email protected]


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