The Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) announced the 14-member strong swim team selected to represent the Cayman Islands at the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Swimming & Open Water Championships taking place in Barbados 10-18 July.
The team, captained by Sabine Ellison and Corey Frederick-Westerborg includes a number of familiar faces: Sofia Bonati, Sierrah Broadbelt, Raya Embury-Brown, Lola Haworth, Luke Higgo, Dominic Hilton, Jasmine Lambert-Wragg, Connor MacDonald, Tate Marr, Teagan Nash, Danny Kish, Will Sellars and Kaitlyn Sullivan. Accompanying the team is Technical Director Jacky Pellerin and Coach Bryce Thompson, team manager is Alicia Proud.
“After two years of limited competition and racing because of COVID-19, our swimmers have a number of awesome opportunities this summer,” said CIASA President Steve Broadbelt. He continued, “CCCAN does not have the age group limits that CARIFTA does so our swimmers will find themselves facing some older, more experienced swimmers at CCCAN – which will be great for their continued development. CCCAN is a long course – 50m – meet which Cayman will be able to host when our new 50m pool facility is completed.”
This meet comes after Cayman’s record-breaking medal haul at CARIFTA earlier this year, a successful FINA World Championships in Budapest which saw Jordan Crooks and Jillian Crooks swimming PBs and Jillian achieving a new National and CIASA record in the 100m freestyle (57.24), participation in the first Caribbean Games in Guadalupe by James Allison, Harper Barrowman, Alison Jackson, Kyra Rabess and Corey Frederick-Westerborg which saw Rabess racing to silver in the 800m and Frederick-Westerborg, Allison, Rabess and Jackson winning gold in the 4x100m mixed relay and the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.