Cayman’s best swimmers were honored late last month at the annual Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association Awards gala brunch at The Grand Old House.
Swimmers and volunteers aged between 7 and 70 were celebrated for their achievements and contributions to the sport of swimming in the Cayman Islands at the event on Sunday, Jan. 28.
With nearly 200 guests, the oceanside venue was at full capacity, where families and friends of those being recognized gathered to show support for CIASA and their members. In addition to the awards, a silent auction and fundraising activities took place.
CIASA President, Michael Lockwood, said, “Honoring our athletes and volunteers is the most important thing that we can do as a federation. It is great to see all of the athletes be recognized for their performances and, more importantly, efforts and training. Without the volunteers and parents, our athletes would not be able to compete. It was great to see Alec Cox be named as Special Olympian of the year both by CIASA and SOCI.”
Many from the swimming community had being recognized at the recent Heroes Day ceremony and those honored were also celebrated by CIASA for their contribution to the sport of swimming.
These included: Frankie Flowers, Mike Hundt, Shaune Fraser, Sara Mackay, Pat McCallum, Penny McDowall, Laura Ribbons and Heather Roffey, who were named as sports pioneers; Kanza Bodden, Brett Fraser, Lauren Hew and Andrew Smilley, who were recognized as “emerging pioneers; and Susan Hundt, Jennifer Powell, Lori Powell and Adam Roberts, who received Long Service Awards.
The late Landon von Kanel was also honored on Heroes Day, with a Memorial Scroll.
To get involved with CIASA or for more information, visit www.ciasa.ky.