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EY Winter Sprint Meet “Cayman Islands swimmers back on the blocks after Christmas break”

EY Group Photo Jan 2016The EY Winter Sprint Meet hosted by Stingray Swim Club (SSC) at the Lions Aquatic Centre (LAC) this past weekend saw Cayman’s finest and fastest swimmers, of varying ages and abilities, back on the blocks for the first fully officiated meet of 2016. Joining Stingray were swimmers from Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC), Seven Mile Swimmers (SMS) and Brac Barracudas; as well as Stingray’s Special Olympic swimmers who train regulalry with the club and compete in all their meets.

EY Cayman, one of Cayman’s longstanding corporate citizens supported SSC, Cayman’s oldest swim club (2016 marks the clubs 20th Anniversary) by once again stepping up to the blocks and supporting the swim meet.
It was a fun meet with swimmers taking part, depending on their age group, in 25m or 50m races — and for some swimmers, the 100m IM a fast paced sprint event which (because it is a 100m IM event) can only be swum in short course pools.

“The commitment and dedication of Cayman’s young swimmers is something our community should be proud of,” said Jeffrey Short, Partner, EY. “Swimmers are disciplined, committed and focussed — characteristics which will certainly make them better leaders in the future. We are proud to support them today, knowing that they are a part of Cayman’s tomorrow; and we are proud to once again support Stingray Swim Club, a sporting organisation which has been a part of Cayman’s swimming community for 20 years.”
Stingray’s Head Coach David Pursley said this about the meet, “Anytime young swimmers can compete in a fully officiated meet is good. At this meet we paired up our High Performance and Senior swimmers with our younger Gold, Silver and Bronze swimmers … allowing the olders swimmers to develp their leadership and mentoring skills; ensuring the younger swimmers were comfortable with their races and the meet processes and procedures, and providing a positive, encouraging atmosphere for team building and growth for the whole team.”
Stingray Swim Club will next see competition at the Pete Ribbins Consolidated Water Swim Meet, January 29-31st and at the Cayman Islands National Championships, February 11-14th. For more information contact Stingray’s Head Coach on [email protected] .


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