Stingray Swim Club held the first competitive swim meet of the season last Saturday at the Lions Aquatic Centre, attracting competition from Stingray Swim Club, Seven Mile Swimmers, Darren Mew Sports & Fitness and Special Olympics Cayman Islands.
High points awards went to girls: 6-and-Under, Leila Coak (Darren Mew Sports & Fitness); 7-8, Lea Neverilova (SMS); 9-10, Leila Kirkconnell (SMS); 11-12, Raya Embury-Brown (SSC); 13-14, Kyra Rabess (SSC) and 15-and-Over, Alison Jackson (SSC). Boys: 6-and-Under, Eben Lindley (Darren Mew Sports & Fitness); 7-8, Jan Morris (SMS); 9-10 Ben Coak (SMS); 11-12 Jake Alberga (SSC); 13-14 Jake Bailey (SSC) and 15& Over Liam Henry (SSC).
Stingray head coach David Pursley said, “SSC had their biggest showing for this meet in recent years with 67 Stingray athletes entered. It was an incredible opportunity for our new swimmers to learn how to compete and the ins and outs of a swim meet. We had 11 new swimmers competing for their first time .… It was a great weekend that the club truly benefited from.”
Christy Whittaker, executive assistant and assistant manager, Bank Marketing of Cayman National – a longtime supporter of the Stingray club, said, “The not-for-profit swim club works hard to keep swimming available to everyone in our community. Stingray’s partnerships with both the government Learn to Swim program and with the Lions Club, plus, the personal values and disciplines which swimming teaches our youth, make them a community program we are happy to be associated with.”