Dozens of records set by Cayman’s swimmers during the CIASA Nationals

Over 200 of Cayman’s fastest swimmers took part in the Cayman National SwimmingChampionships (Nationals), Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 at the Camana Bay Aquatic Centre pool. Organised annually by the Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA), Nationals is the last meet at which eligible Junior Team swimmers can qualify, with the hope that they willContinue reading “Dozens of records set by Cayman’s swimmers during the CIASA Nationals”

Sister Islands gets full-time swimming coach

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL) announces theappointment of the first full-time swimming instructor assigned to Sister Islands Sports.Minister of Sports Hon. Juliana O’Connor Connolly expressed her satisfaction with this significant development. “The addition of a full-time swimming instructor to the Sister Islands Sports underscores the Ministry’s commitment to positively impactingContinue reading “Sister Islands gets full-time swimming coach”

Annual sea swim delivers for it’s 32nd year

Favourable conditions allowed the 32nd Annual CUC Open Water Sea Swim to take place this past Saturday (30 January) along 7 Mile Beach. Over 90 swimmers entered into the water, including CUC’s CEO Mr. Richard Hew, who finished second in his age group. Two swimmers used the 400m distance as an opportunity to try out openContinue reading “Annual sea swim delivers for it’s 32nd year”

CARIFTA Swimming Championships postponed again due to Covid-19 spikes in Barbados

The 2021 CARIFTA Swimming Championships that was previously scheduled to take place from March 26 to April 7 has been postponed indefinitely due to the growing cases of COVID-19 in Barbados. On Wednesday (27 January), Barbados Amateur Swimming Association (BASA) President Cheryl Lady Forde issued a statement on why the decision was made. “An ExecutiveContinue reading “CARIFTA Swimming Championships postponed again due to Covid-19 spikes in Barbados”

Swimmers take shape at the Pete Ribbins Memorial Meet

The annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Consolidated Water meet wrapped up this past Sunday (17 January) morning at the Lions Aquatic Centre after three days of swimming. Over 100 swimmers from Stingray Swim Club (SSC), Camana Bay Aquatic Club, Seven Mile Swimmers and other groups competed with hopes of joining athletes already qualified for 2021 CARIFTAContinue reading “Swimmers take shape at the Pete Ribbins Memorial Meet”

CIASA makes donation following first ever all relay event

The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) hosted it’s first ever all relay event Friday (8 January) evening at the Camana Bay Aquatics Centre, with the main focus on giving back to the community. “2020 was a challenging year for everyone,” said CIASA Director Duke Sullivan. “We are fortunate we are able to have anContinue reading “CIASA makes donation following first ever all relay event”

Jackson sisters completes first swim meet of the year

Caymanians’ Alison and Sarah Jackson opened their 2021 swim season for the University Northern Colorado (UNC) this past weekend at the US Air Force Academy Natatorium. Sarah, 20, competed in three events throughout the two day swimming and diving meet, while Alison, 18, swam in five events; securing gold medals in two separate relays. Alison,Continue reading “Jackson sisters completes first swim meet of the year”

Dart continues to support Special Olympic swimmers

The partnership between Stingray Swim Club (SSC) and the Dart Grants programme has proven to be successful according to a recent SSC press release. Over the past two years, SSC received more than $25,000 to assist with two projects catering for three Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) swimmers within SSC and the club as aContinue reading “Dart continues to support Special Olympic swimmers”

Sellars wins the pirates week open water 5k

64 swimmers took to the waters off Governor’s Beach Saturday (21 November) morning for the 40th Annual KPMG Pirates Week Open Water Swim. Half of those swimmers competed in the 5k race, which was one of three (5K, 3K and 1K) events on the day. Will Sellars emerged as the 5K winner, after passing theContinue reading “Sellars wins the pirates week open water 5k”

Annual pirates’ week sea swim set to take off

Swimmers are gearing up for the 40th annual Pirates Week Open Water Swim, set to take place this Saturday (21 November) at Governors Beach on West Bay road. It’s an event organised by KMPG, Pirates Week Cayman National Festival and the Cayman Islands Aquatic Swimming Association (CIASA). The event will host a 5K, 3K andContinue reading “Annual pirates’ week sea swim set to take off”