October 28, 2020

CIASA Olympian Splash, Dash & Dine

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353357b76bf86b49c042acb6CIASA will be hosting an ‘Olympian Splash Dash & Dine’ with events taking place from 9th January through to the 12th January 2014. Come on join Olympic Gold Medallist and World Record Holder Ruta Meilutyte and other olympian guests to be confirmed.

More information will follow closer to the time, but for now be sure to save these dates to ensure that you don’t miss out on these exciting events.

Swim Clinics – 9th January

Gala Dinner & Auction – 10th January129a7aa721fede083b1bea93

Open Water Swim – 11th January

Awards Breakfast – 12th January

Our 2013 Olympian Splash Dash & Dine:

On January 10th through to 13th 2013, CIASA, the national swim association, offered an opportunity to meet, swim and dine with world class athletes. Cayman Swimming is making progress on many fronts and funds were raised to support our athletes and continue the development of the sport in Cayman.

To View Results go to: http://www.caymanactive.com/ca3results/swimming/swim-with-olympians

To view 2013 Photos go to:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100295475818260408694/albums/5861330220558670033

Olympians Liam Tancock, Caitlin McClatchey and Conor Dwyer took to the sea off World Famous Seven Mile Beach. Over 100 local swimmers swam alongside them – earning bragging rights to say that they swam with Olympic Swimmers; and Alex McCallum also earned the right to say he beat a second Olympian when he crossed the finish line :06 of a second against McClatchey. (McCallum previously beat 2012 Olympic 10K Gold Medal Winner Oussama Mellouli in the 2012 Pirates Week 5K Open Water event).

There were two swims, a 200m and a 400m event, which meant that swimmers from Under 8 to Over 70 could complete. Tancock, a sprinter took on the 200m distance while McClathchey and Dwyer swam in the 400m swim.

“This was my first open water swim,” said Tancock “and it was amazing. What a bonus – to complete your first open water swim in the Cayman Islands in this amazing water.”

Tancock placed first in the 200m event while Dwyer took first place in the 400m event, with McCallum coming second and McClatchey third. The three visiting Olympians were joined in the water by Cayman’s local Olympians Andrew Mackay and Darren Mew (a British Olympian who currently lives and works in Cayman), Heather Roffey who cheered the swimmers on from the beach and Special Olympian Andrew Smilley.

The Sea Swims were the “Dash” of the fund raising weekend which saw the Olympians “Splash” in to clinics with Cayman’s younger swimmers and “Dine” at a fund raising brunch as well.

2013 Visiting Olympians:

Liam Tancock, GREAT BRITAIN. Fastest Backstroker on the planet. World Record Holder 50m Backstroke (24.04 secs), 5 time World Medallist, Olympic Finalist, British and Commonwealth Record holder.

Caitlin McClatchey, GREAT BRITAIN. One of the finest freestylers in the world! Olympic Finalist 2004, 2008 & 2012, Double World Medalist + Commonwealth Champion. British & Commonwealth Record Holder.

Conor Dwyer, USA. A versatile and great relay swimmer. Olympic Gold Medalist, London 2012. World Champs 2011, FINA World Short Course Champs. Pan Am Games 2011. All Gold 4x200m Freestyle Relay 2011 Pan Am Silver:  200 + 400m IM.

Brett Fraser, CAYMAN. Pan Am Games gold + record holder. Olympic semi-finalist London 2012. 2X NCAA Champ, 4X SEC Champ. 19X All American Selection,  SEC Academic Honor Roll

Clinics! Photo-Ops! Sea Swims! Brunch! Raffles! Auctions!

Saturday Jan 12 afternoon: Open to All!

Swim 7 Mile Beach + have photo taken with visiting Olympians!

Register from 2-2:45pm @ Governor’s Beach, get arm number, walk to start after registration

200m Swim starts @ Plantana after registration

400m Swim starts @Avalon after registration

Brunch with Olympians:

Sunday Jan 13th for the entire family!

The Marriott  11:30am-3pm

Dine + talk w Olympic swimmers.  Raffles, door + random prizes + mini-auctions (silent + live)

$75/adult  $25/child (5-12 yrs)

For more on this story go to:

http://www.swimming.ky/ciasa-olympian-splash-dash-dine

 

 

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