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Crooks makes university swimming debut

Caymanian national swimmer Jordan Crooks took three podium places in his collegiate debut over the weekend during a dual meet against the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Jackson sisters open swim season

Caymanian sisters Alison, 19, and Sarah Jackson, 20, opened their swim season at the 2021 Colorado Mesa Intermountain Shootout, held 1-2 Oct.

John Gray wins annual swimming gala

The third annual government high school swimming gala championships attracted 90 students to compete at the Lions Aquatic Centre on Friday, 2 July. Senior swim...

Palmer resigns from Camana Bay Aquatic Club

After serving two-plus years as head coach for Camana Bay Aquatic Club, Hayley Palmer has decided to step away from Cayman’s swimming scene.

All in for the 2021 Lions swim sprint

Over 150 swimmers hit the pool on Saturday, 15 May, for the annual Lions Sprint Meet at the Lions Aquatic Centre.

Swimmer Jake Bailey heads to UMass

Cayman’s amateur swimmer Jake Bailey has accepted an academic scholarship from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a US Division I school.

Swimmer Alison Jackson takes three podium places at HY-TEK meet

Sisters Alison, 18, and Sarah Jackson, 20, hit the pool over the weekend at the HY-TEK meet to help win the overall event for their school, Colorado State University.

Seven Mile, Stingray swimmers excel at Ribbins meet

Seven Mile Swimmers and Stingray Swim Club each had two swimmers earn high-points awards for their age groups at the 2021 Pete Ribbins Memorial Consolidated Water Meet. 

Plea (and a poem) for access to ocean

I emphatically second the handful of thoughtful letters submitted to date: Caymanians of all ages need the healing powers of our beautiful ocean to...

Seniors need to swim for their health

A whole month of beautiful weather has passed without the possibility to swim in the ocean. Swimming is the healthiest sport for seniors. On...

Let swimmers back in the ocean

One of the first things I noticed when I arrived to live on Grand Cayman was the culture of exercise and the number of...

Fraser to be inducted into UF athletic hall of fame

Shaune Fraser's decorated college career is set to land him in the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.

Swimming records fall at CIASA Nationals

Several records were broken at the 2020 Cayman Islands Aquatics Sports Association national championships, where more than 130 swimmers - including those who had qualified for the now-postponed CARIFTA Swimming Championships - took part in the event.

Cayman’s college athletes round-up

Texas A&M’s men’s track-and-field team placed third overall at the Southeastern Conference indoor championships thanks to the assistance of freshman Jamal Walton.

CIASA holds open-water 5K, set for pool events

The Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association is gearing up for its National Swimming Championships in the pool this week, after earlier this month holding the CIASA 5K open-water race, which attracted 18 swimmers.

UNC welcomes swimmer Allison Jackson

Caymanian swimmer Allison Jackson, 16, has been offered a partial scholarship from the University of Northern Colorado where she will join her older sister,...

Cayman swimmers dominate at 2020 KDM invitational

Cayman’s sibling swimmers shined recently in international competition. Camana Bay Aquatic Club’s Jillian Crooks swam to high-points honours while brother Jordan Crooks won five...

Fraser bidding for his third Olympics

Caymanian Olympic swimmer Brett Fraser has his sights set on the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, in July. The 2011 Pan American Games gold medalist has been preparing for this year’s Olympics since early 2019.

CBAC wins Pete Ribbins Memorial swim meet

After three days of competition, Camana Bay Aquatic Club beat Seven Mile Swimmers and Stingray Swim Club at the 2020 Pete Ribbins Memorial Consolidated...

Brett Fraser wins gold in Geneva

More than four years after competing at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Cayman’s two-time Olympian Brett Fraser returned to the pool for official competition at the 2020 Geneva International Challenge Meet earlier this month. Fraser took first in two events and second in another, matching his own Cayman Islands national record in the process.

115 swimmers hit the waves at annual CUC sea swim

More than 100 swimmers took to the water at the 31st annual CUC Sea Swim on Saturday afternoon. The swim saw people of all...

Camana Bay Aquatic Club wins Coconut Cup

Camana Bay Aquatic Club hosted 165 athletes at the annual Coconut Cup swim meet over the weekend. Competitors from three swimming clubs took part,...

Primary school swim meet attracts record numbers

Twelve primary schools across Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac took part Saturday in what officials described as the biggest swim meet yet hosted at the Lions pool.

Swimmers test the waters as new season begins

The swimming season opened late last month with the Cayman National Sprint Meet, and the island’s competitors got back in the blocks for the...

Swimmers flock to Foster’s Sea Swim

Dozens of Cayman swimmers lined up to continue a great tradition over the weekend.

Swimmer John Bodden prepares for Pan Am debut

Cayman Islands swimmer John Bodden says he’s looking forward to representing the islands at his debut appearance at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, on Tuesday.

Cayman swimming against world’s best

Cayman’s swimmers have begun competing at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, proving their mettle alongside the best the world has to offer in their chosen disciplines.

Cayman announces CCCAN swimming team

Eleven swimmers from the Cayman Islands will take part in the upcoming Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championship.
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Swimmers hit the water at Lions Sprint Meet

Young swimmers from Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac took part in the annual Lions Sprint Meet at the Lions Aquatic Centre last weekend.

Stingray swimmers make a splash in international meets

For competitive swimmers, timing is everything – and for an age group competitive club like the Stingray Swim Club, with swimmers at multiple levels, ensuring that all members have the opportunity to end their season with a championship meet can be a challenge.

Records tumble at national swimming championships

More than 130 youngsters took part in Cayman’s national youth swimming championships over the weekend.

Cayman swimmers win medals and break records in Jamaica

Eight members of Seven Mile Swimmers traveled to Jamaica Dec. 14-18, 2018, with their coach Darren Mew, for the ASAJ Christmas Open and Christmas Breezer swim meets, held at the National Aquatic Centre in Kingston.

Cayman freediver breaks national records in Miami contest

Cayman Islands freediver Richard Collett broke three national records in the pool at a tournament in Florida earlier this month.

Athletes head to CARIFTA championships

A group of Cayman Islands athletes will depart Thursday, March 29, to compete in the annual CARIFTA championships in two different locations.

Records fall at CIASA National Championship

Cayman’s single largest competitive swimming event of the year, the annual Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association National Championship, was hosted at the Camana Bay Aquatic Center from Feb. 15-18.

Cayman athletes bring home 25 medals from Island Games

The athletes won six gold medals in athletics and one in basketball; four silver medals in athletics, four in shooting and two in swimming; as well as two bronze medals in athletics, two in shooting and four in swimming.

Hero’s welcome for Cayman’s swimmers after best-ever Carifta Games

At the Carifta Swimming Championships in Nassau, the Bahamas, from April 15-19, 19 teams competed in the pool and the Cayman Islands finished third with 621.5 points.

Cayman swimmers finish strong in Canada

On Saturday, day five at the FINA World Championships (25m) in Windsor, Ontario, all three swimmers from Cayman were in the pool for the last time during the event.

Local swimmers turn in personal bests in Canada

On the opening day of swimming at the FINA World Championships (25m) on Dec. 6 in Windsor, Ontario, all three of Cayman’s swimmers – Lauren Hew, Alison Jackson and Alexander McCallum – were in the water.

Cayman swimmers prepare for FINA world championships

Lauren Hew, Ali Jackson and Alex McCallum, have achieved the Cayman Islands qualifying times for the FINA World Swimming Championships and are training hard in their final preparations for the meet, according to a press release.

Seven Mile Swimmers celebrates first anniversary

Seven Mile Swimmers, Cayman’s newest swim team to be affiliated with the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association, recently celebrated its first anniversary. In August 2015, coach Darren Mew and the SMS board had high expectations, “and in just the first year, the team has exceeded what everyone had hoped for.”

Triathlon a sprint to the finish

High drama marked the finish of Sunday’s Cayman Islands Triathlon, with the women’s top three slots in the Olympic (longer) division decided in the final lap of the run.

Swimmers make a splash at Camana Bay

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...

Foster’s open water swim set for Sept. 10

The 32nd annual Foster’s Food Fair 800m Sea Swim is set for Saturday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. at Governors Beach. Anyone ready to swim the distance may sign up for the first open water swim of the season.

Cayman’s Olympians ready for world spotlight

Cayman’s Olympic athletes, led by flag-bearer Ronald Forbes, will don traditional thatch hats as they join the parade of nations through Brazil’s famous Maracana Stadium Friday night for the opening ceremony of the Rio Games.

Butler siblings take the plunge in Rio

The Cayman Islands has two talented swimmers competing in the Summer Games in Rio – and the pair happen to be brother and sister.

Five Cayman athletes ready for Rio

Swimming siblings Geoffrey and Lara Butler have been selected to represent the Cayman Islands at the Summer Olympics, rounding out a five-athlete team that will compete in Rio de Janeiro next month on the biggest stage in sport.

Swimmers strike gold in Bahamas

Cayman Islands national swimmers returned from the Bahamas with medals, records, personal bests and, for some, a lifetime of memories.

Stingray Swim Club hands out awards

Numerous awards were handed out over the weekend at the Stingray Swim Club’s end-of-season banquet at the Westin resort.

Cayman’s swimmers add to medal count

Cayman’s swimmers earned four more medals on Day 4 (Saturday) of the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships in the Bahamas, bringing the pool count to 11 medals.

Record field for Flowers swim

After missing out on victory by an arms-length in 2015, American swimmer Chip Peterson did not take any chances this time, storming to victory in the Flowers Sea Swim.

Swim team shines in Florida meet

Swimmers from the Seven Mile Swimmers Travel Team competed with some 600 others at the Kent B. Holdren Memorial Meet in Sarasota, Florida, on May 13.

More than 100 take part in Flow sea swim

In perfect weather and sea conditions, 109 swimmers took part in the Flow 800m Sea Swim, one of the first competitive sea swims of the season.

Lions Sprint Meet set for Saturday at aquatic center

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

Flow 800m sea swim set for Saturday

The annual Flow 800-meter sea swim will be held on Saturday on Seven Mile Beach.

Cayman swim team medalists celebrate Carifta success

Young swimmers from Cayman are basking in their success at this year’s Carifta Aquatics Championships in Martinique from where they returned at the weekend with 15 medals.

Splash & Dash celebrates Captain Marvin

More than 100 people took part in the second annual Captain Marvin’s Memorial Splash & Dash, founded and organized by Captain Marvin’s youngest son, Kendall “Flash” Ebanks.

Cayman wins four medals on first day at Carifta Games

The Cayman Islands swim team collecting four medals on the first day of the Carifta Games in Martinique.

Cayman swimmers head to Carifta

As 22 swimmers from Cayman prepared to leave for the 2016 Carifta Games in Martinique last week, Sports Minister Osbourne Bodden met with them to offer words of encouragement.

Open Water Relay scheduled for March 12

The Massive Open Water Relay scheduled for March 12 is open to teams of four members each.

CARIFTA junior swim team announced

Twenty-two junior swimmers from Cayman will attend the CARIFTA Games in Martinique next month.

Seven Mile Swimmers dive in as champs

The newest team to be approved by the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association, Seven Mile Swimmers, took home several medals and ribbons and set personal and team best times when they took part in the 2016 Cayman National Championships earlier this month.

More than 150 take part in National Swim Championships

A swim meet for this year’s National Swim Championships attracted more than 150 swimmers.

Swimming coach gives talk to John Gray students

Bailey Weathers, Olympic swimming coach and technical director of the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association, visited John Gray High School last week to give a motivational talk to students.

National swim championships being held this week

Swimmers hoping to qualify for CARIFTA will be taking part in the Cayman Islands National Swim Championships from Thursday to Sunday at the pool at the Camana Bay Sports Complex.

Youngsters hit the pool

Young swimmers on the Brac were out in force for a day of competition at the Sister Islands Swim Club’s first Burner Meet of 2016.

Swim club dives into technology

Stingray Swim Club has taken an innovative approach to enhancing swimmers’ skill and growing the club by integrating technology into its training regimes.

Swimmers spend breakfast with Olympian

More than 80 children attended a swim clinic held by Olympian Erik Vendt on Jan. 22, and had the opportunity to ask questions about how swimming helped him achieve his many goals.

Swimmers back on the blocks after festive break

Young swimmers were back in action after the Christmas holidays earlier this month to take part in the EY Winter Sprint Meet, hosted by...

Olympic gold-medalist swimmer coming to Cayman

American Olympian Erik Vendt will be a guest of honor at the Splash, Dash and Brunch event this weekend. The event, from Friday to Sunday,...

Kanuga to tackle 160-mile run in Brazilian mountains

Ultra-distance runner Kerri Kanuga is leaving the sun and sea of Cayman behind again – this time for the mountains of Serra da Mantiqueira, Brazil.

Swim club offers new masters swimming program

Stingray Swim Club’s started a new masters swim program this week at the Lions Aquatic Centre.

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