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”

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”