SWIMMING: Jackson medal’s in three events for her collegiate debut

Caymanian national swimmer, Alison Jackson earned herself a gold, silver and bronze medal during her college debut for the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) on November 5th. Jackson’s finished second in the women’s 100-yard freestyle clocking in at 54.06 seconds behind teammate Saana Liikonen. She would then team up with Liikonen, Madelyn Moore and KatelynContinue reading “SWIMMING: Jackson medal’s in three events for her collegiate debut”

SWIMMING: Big first for Cayman Brac

The 23rd Annual Mike Lockwood Memorial (MLM) Swim Meet wrapped up at the Cayman Brac Sports Complex swimming pool on Monday (October 19) after three days of competition. The meet marked the second major sanction event held in 2020 since the COVID-19 lockdown, outside the Landon Von Kanel swim meet last month. However, it wasContinue reading “SWIMMING: Big first for Cayman Brac”

Swimmers turn out in numbers for the Fosters Sea Swim

Over 100 swimmers turned out for 36th annual Fosters Sea Swim Saturday (10 October) afternoon despite overcast weather, rough seas and murky waters. The family friendly event started with it’s traditional 800 metre swim at Governors Beach, with 84 swimmers entering the water, followed by the 12&Under 400 metres. Organiser Woody Foster who also competedContinue reading “Swimmers turn out in numbers for the Fosters Sea Swim”

Swimmers hit the pool for the first meet since February

The Landon Von Kanel Memorial (LVK) Swim Meet, hosted by Stingray Swim Club (SSC) wrapped up this past Friday (27 September) at the Lions Aquatic Centre. The meet sponsored by Grant Thornton is done annually to honour Von Kanel, who was Cayman’s first CARIFTA medalist. “Pastor Randy Von Kanel (Landon’s father) is a huge fanContinue reading “Swimmers hit the pool for the first meet since February”

Swimmers set to compete at the LVK Memorial meet

The annual Landon von Kanel Memorial swim meet organised by Stingray Swim Club (SSC) is set to take place this weekend (25-27 September) at the Lions Aquatic Centre. It marks the first scheduled swim meet sanctioned by the Cayman Islands Amateur Swim Association (CIASA) since February, after the swimming season was disruptedby the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading “Swimmers set to compete at the LVK Memorial meet”

Athletes cruise through the North Sound for memorial swim

Swimmer Raya Embury-Brown honoured her late father Emmanuel Brown this pass Saturday (August 8th), swimming 6 miles across the North Sound with her four teammates from Sting Swim Club (SSC). Embury-Brown, Jake Bailey, Elana Sinclair Alex Dakers and Kyra Rabess started their three hour swim from Starfish Point with preferable currents taking them to theContinue reading “Athletes cruise through the North Sound for memorial swim”

Swimmers look to raise 15k during Memorial Sea Swim

Five swimmers from Stingray Swim Club (SSC) will attempt to swim 6-miles across the North Sound in honour of the late Emmanuel Brown, who died following a fatal boat collision on August 11th last year. Among the five swimmers participating is Cayman Islands National athlete Raya Embury-Brown, who is the daughter of Emmanuel Brown.  “ThisContinue reading “Swimmers look to raise 15k during Memorial Sea Swim”

Crooks commits to the University of Tennessee

Cayman Islands 2018 Youth Olympian Jordan Crooks has sent a verbal commitment to join the men’s swimming & diving team at the University of Tennessee in the fall of 2021. “I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my academic and swimming career at the University of Tennessee,” said Crooks. The 18-year oldContinue reading “Crooks commits to the University of Tennessee”

Stingray swim coach eager for competition

Head coach for Stingray Swim Club, David Pursley made his intentions clear when it comes to getting swimmers back into the pool for what could be highly contested swim meets this summer. “We only have the college kids on island for so long,” said Pursley. “Right now we have twelve to thirteen college kids onContinue reading “Stingray swim coach eager for competition”

Top 5 CUC Sea Swim winners

Since its inaugural start in 1988, the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association CUC Sea Swim has been one of Cayman’s longest open water competitive events. It started out as a standalone 800 metres race but in recent years the event has included the 400 metres for kids to test themselves against one another as well.Continue reading “Top 5 CUC Sea Swim winners”