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MAPLES and CIASA continue strong partnership for swimmers

Maples_Donation_CIASA_May2016Maples and Calder continues its support of, and partnership with, the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association and its athletes.

Last year’s strong swimmer performance at the 2015 Natwest Island Games held in Jersey was further testament to the continued growth and advancement of swimming in the Cayman Islands. The swim team won 14 medals; bringing home five gold, seven silver and two bronze medals. A lifetime best in the backstroke and a new Island Game record in the 100 metre individual medley were also achieved by members of the team. With a team of 21 swimmers, this was the last competition, and a fitting finale, for Cayman’s Olympic swimming brothers, Shaune and Brett Fraser.

In addition to international competitions, CIASA supports a number of local events including its Open Water series, the Cayman Islands National Swimming Championships, the annual Flowers sea swim and club swim meets throughout the year.

In April 2016, a team of 22 swimmers: 11 women and 11 men, competed at the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Martinique. The team brought home 15 medals: eight gold, three silver and four bronze; three of the medals, two gold and a bronze, were won in Open Water Swimming events.

“We believe there are many positives that we can take away from the last year of swimming. We are very proud of the success of our swimmers, they worked hard and achieved a lot. At the same time, we believe that we need to continue looking towards the future and we know that change can often help our athletes grow. We look forward to our continued partnership with Maples and Calder to help our swimmers achieve their goals,” said Michael Lockwood, CIASA President.

“We are thrilled to see the success of the programme and to continue to support both its future success and the swimmers of the Cayman Islands as they develop their passion for the sport,” said Paul Lumsden, Managing Partner of Maples and Calder Cayman Islands. “We strongly believe in the vital role sports can play in establishing a strong sense of dedication, discipline and teamwork.”

CIASA is a volunteer, not for profit association dedicated to furthering the interests of all aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands. CIASA is the recognised Governing Body of aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands and is a member of international swimming and aquatics associations including FINA, UANA, CCCAN, CIGA, CARIFTA and the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee.


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