December 5, 2020

Record breakers to get certificates and CARIFTA Team is announced

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2e1ax_default_entry_stingraysportsmanship600 Swimmers who break Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) records will be awarded a Certificate of Recognition to mark their achievement.

Records set from 1st January 2013 will be marked with the coveted awards and swimmers will be presented with these in the coming days.

CIASA says it is great to recognise FAST SWIMMING!

CARIFTA Qualifiers 2013

The CIASA has announ2e1ax_default_frontpage_carifta2013swim600ced the 18 strong team which will represent the Cayman Islands at the XXVII CARIFTA Championships which are to be held in Jamaica 30th March to 3rd April.

The swimmers will contest events ranging from 50m to 5km

GIRLS                                                                         BOYS

Catriona  MacRae                  13/14yrs       Alex Dakers                11/12yrs

Katie Klein                                         13/14yrs       Kyle Fraser                15/17yrs

Stefanie Boothe                                 11/12yrs       Cole Morgan              13/14yrs

Samantha Bailey                               11/12yrs      Geoffrey Butler          15/17yrs

Sarah Jackson                        11/12yrs                   Matthew Somerville  11/12yrs

Ella Plunkett                                      11/12yrs                   Sam Burnstein           11/12yr

Kavanagh Lambert                           11/12yrs                   Eddie Weber                11/12yrs

Coral Tomascik                                  15/17yrs

Isabella Tognazzo                              13/14yrs

Lauren Hew                                       13/14yrs

Ashley Theaker                                 13/14yrs


Team Managers        Jeffrey Wight             Sandy Hew

Coaches                                  Katie Lambert            Andy Copley

Technical Director     Ian Armiger

Ian Armiger said, “This year we deliberately ‘raised the bar’ in terms of Qualifying Standards and it was pleasing to see the swimmers respond so well, reset their goals and achieve the tougher Qualifying Times. CARIFTA is a development opportunity for our swimmers but it’s also important that we look to make an impact at the competition and project a positive image for Cayman Swimming. With this team we undoubtedly have swimmers who can achieve lifetime bests, make finals and be on the podium…it’s exciting.”

Ed Weber, CIASA Director and Chairman of the Representative Team Committee (The Representative Team Committee – RTC – is a sub-committee of CIASA which deals with matters relating to the representation of the Cayman Islands at international aquatic competitions) was delighted with the news.

“Selection of this year’s squad has been a truly collaborative effort, with the RTC, Coaches Katie Lambert and Andy Copley, and our Technical Director, Ian Armiger working very effectively together. It is a pleasure for us to identify these hardworking, committed athletes as those who will represent the Cayman Islands and Cayman Swimming at the XXVII CARIFTA championships. We wish them the best in their endeavors and hope for great success.”

With a potential maximum team size of 32 swimmers the Cayman Islands will be sending 18 swimmers this year – all of whom worked tirelessly to achieve elevated qualifying times in order to be eligible for selection to the Representative Team this year.

“I would like to congratulate all of our swimmers,” said Minister of Sport, Mark Scotland. “Swimming requires incredible commitment, discipline and focus … and many early hours at the pool. I want to acknowledge the fortitude of these young athletes and to thank their parents for the support and often referenced ‘swim taxi service’ which they provide. On behalf of the Ministry of Sports and the Cayman Islands Government we wish you all success in Jamaica.”



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