Cayman swimmers cease opportunity at world championships

Caymanian swimmers James Allison, Alison Jackson, Lauren Hew and Liam Henry returned home after hitting the pool inside the Etihad Arena through 16-21 Dec., for the 15th FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi.

Allison made good on his first appearance in senior national competition, touching the wall first in both of his heats to earn two respective PBs. The 15-year-old finished the 100-metre free with a time of 51.16 seconds. Followed by the 200m free, where he finished 01:50.67. 

Hew, a highly touted swimming prospect for Cayman claimed her 50m backstroke heat with a time of 29.58 seconds. She also competed in the 50m free, finishing with a time of 26.79 seconds. 

Also taking advantage of his first opportunity on the senior team was Henry, who improved his times in two separate butterfly sprints. The 20-year-old swam 25.04 seconds in the 50m fly and then 56.62 in the 100m fly. 

His teammate Jackson, 19, competed in the 100m free and 100m medley. She registered 57.70 seconds in the 100m free and then 1:07.32 in the medley. 

Team Cayman also competed in the mixed 4×50 freestyle relay, where they finished heat two in 01:40.08 and then in the mixed 4×50 medley relay in 01:52.54.

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