October 1, 2020

2nd Annual Cayman Islands National Swimming Championships

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200 IM in the water CIASA Winners Corey handshakeGeorge Town, Grand Cayman, 17 February 2015: The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) Junior National Team members take part in the 2nd Annual Cayman Islands National Swimming Championships, sponsored by Dart, February 19th – 21st hoping to secure a place on the CARIFTA Swimming 2015 Team. In addition to the CARIFTA hopefuls swimmers of all ages will be taking part, looking to add a National Title to their swimming pedigree.
Amongst the swimmers taking part will be many of the winners of CIASA’s recently awarded annual awards:
– Shooting Stars Time Awards:
o Female: 3rd place Stephanie Royston (SSC), 2nd place Zororo Mutomba (SSC) and 1st place Alison Jackson (SSC); and
o Male: 3rd place Zachary Moore (SSC), 2nd place Corey Westerborg (SSC) and 1st place Jordan Crooks (SSC).
– CARIFTA Most Improved Swimmer: Female, Alison Jackson and Male, Iain MacRae (SSC)
– Pool Swimmer of the Year: Lauren Hew (CBAC)
– Open Water Swimmer of the Year: Catriona MacRae (SSC)
– CIASA Swimmer of the Year (most CIASA records set in the year): Female Alison Jackson and Male Corey Westerborg.

“The second annual Cayman Islands National Championships, taking place at the Lions Aquatic Center (LAC) is an exciting meet which provides all swimmers with the opportunity to compete in all distances – sprint, middle and long; and also to compete in a heats and finals meet where swimmers compete for a place in the finals in the morning, and then have to swim in finals again in the evening, said CIASA President Michael Lockwood. “This is how major international meets are run and exposing our young swimmers to this style of competition is helping to prepare them for those overseas meets they may travel to,” he added.

Everyone is encouraged to stop by the LAC to cheer on and support the swimmers. “In a time when there are so many stories about young people making poor life choices, these young athletes dedicate as many as 16 hours of pool time and 6 hours of dry land training a week – in addition to full school loads – and they are disciplined, committed and focused on achieving results. These young athletes are deserving of our community’s support,” said Technical Director Bailey Weathers.

Weathers continued, “Thank you also to Dart – a company committed to Cayman’s youth, who supports and initiates sporting and educations initiatives such as the Camana Bay Aquatic Club and the Minds Inspired Scholarship – who is the sponsor of the National Championships for the second year in a row.”
Swim action starts on Wednesday 18th and continues through to Saturday 21st. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prelims start at 8:15am and finals at 4:45pm; on Saturday prelims start at 8:30am and final are at 4:45pm.

CARIFTA Swimming 2015 takes place in Barbados this year and the team will be announced shortly after the Nationals are completed. Companies or individuals interested in supporting CISASA or the Junior National Team which will be competing at CARIFTA should contact Michael Lockwood [email protected] or the Technical Director Bailey Weathers [email protected] for more information on how they can be a part of the Cayman Swimming Family.
The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) is a volunteer, not for profit association dedicated to furthering the interests of all aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands. CIASA is the recognized Governing Body of aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands and is a member of FINA, UANA, CCCAN and the CIOC. For more information on CIASA www.ciasa.ky.

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