Although almost every sporting event in the Cayman Island has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, Stingray Swim Club is continuing to prepare for its annual swim-athon which, as of this weekend, was still set to take place in May.

“Hopefully, by May we will be back swimming at the Lions Pool as usual,” said Stingray president Marlene West. “This is our club’s major annual fundraiser, so it’s really important that as soon as we can successfully have it, that we do.”

After government banned the use of public, strata and athletic pools across Cayman in its bid to combat the spread of coronavirus, Stingray head coach David Pursley created a YouTube channel, where he conducts daily training sessions to keep his swimmers fit.

“The importance of fitness and exercise is something that people around the globe are truly coming to appreciate in these ‘unusual’ times and we are more committed than ever to keeping swimming as financially affordable as possible for Cayman’s youth,” said West in an email.

The 2020 swim-a-thon, at this point, is scheduled to take place on Friday, 22 May, at the Lions Pool.

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