Crooks on the verge of claiming gold at the World Championships

Jordan Crooks, the greatest competitive swimmer past or present from the Cayman Islands, is looking to put his country on the map, with a historic first gold medal at the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). After touching the wall at 45.61 seconds during heat six, to qualify with the fastest time for the 100mContinue reading “Crooks on the verge of claiming gold at the World Championships”

Cayman’s Jordan Crooks qualifies for World Championship semifinals

Caymanian swimmer Jordan Crooks has made the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 100 free semifinals after a blistering pace in his preliminary round this morning.  Crooks touched the wall at 45.61 seconds during heat six, to qualify with the fastest time registered for the 100m heats heading into the semifinals.  He also knocked 3.86Continue reading “Cayman’s Jordan Crooks qualifies for World Championship semifinals”

CBAC celebrates 12 years with win at Coconut Cup

Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC) rounded out its 12th year with a win at the 2022 Coconut Cup held at the Camana Bay pool 2-4 December. Following three days of competition at the annual swim meet, CBAC announced that 17 CARIFTA Aquatics Championships qualifying times were achieved at the meet. Grant Ferguson, CBAC Head CoachContinue reading “CBAC celebrates 12 years with win at Coconut Cup”

Ferguson wins season-opening Foster’s 800 sea swim

The domestic sea swim season opened on Saturday (15 Oct.) with Thomas Ferguson edging defending winner Will Sellars to take first in the 38th -annual Foster’s 800-metre Sea Swim. “It’s a really significant event,” Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association Events Director Martin Trott said. “It normally kicks off our open water swim season for theContinue reading “Ferguson wins season-opening Foster’s 800 sea swim”

Fraser Properties open water relay makes a splash

“This was a fun, family event that everyone enjoyed”, said Jim Fraser, father of Shaune and Brett Fraser – Cayman’s Olympic swimmers who took part in all CIASA’s open water swims when they were age group swimmers, but are now best known for their exploits in the pool rather than open water. And to proveContinue reading “Fraser Properties open water relay makes a splash”

Cayman swimmers headed to Barbados to compete in CCCAN

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:Continue reading “Cayman swimmers headed to Barbados to compete in CCCAN”

Cayman Islands swimmers headed to first Caribbean Games in Guadeloupe

Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) confirmed that six swimmers are travelling to Guadeloupe next week as part of the Cayman Islands team at the first Caribbean Games – the realisation of a long dreamed of multisport Games in the Caribbean. The games will include seven disciplines, have twenty-nine countries represented and around 800 athletes and 200Continue reading “Cayman Islands swimmers headed to first Caribbean Games in Guadeloupe”

“The best of the best” at annual Flowers Swim

From an even finish for first place to swimming on the verge of giving birth, the 30th annual Flowers Sea Swim served to be inspirational, while also featuring competitiveness amongst hundreds of athletes who participated. “This year means the beginning of a new era,” said Frankie Flowers Sr, who placed 297th in the swim. “IContinue reading ““The best of the best” at annual Flowers Swim”

Crooks wins bronze at NCAA swimming championships

University of Tennessee freshman Jordan Crooks continues to prove that an athlete from a small island can compete with the world’s elite. On Thursday, the 19-year-old Caymanian tied third in the 50-yard freestyle finals, during the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships and earned first team All-American honors. The 50y final featuredContinue reading “Crooks wins bronze at NCAA swimming championships”