Carifta Swimming: Teagan Nash wins 200m fly gold

Determined to win, Cayman’s Teagan Nash didn’t ease up during the girls 15-17 200-metre butterfly finals Saturday night, and her efforts paid off. Nash, 15, who trains under Darren Mew of Seven Mile Swimmers, was seeded at 2:32.47 going into the 200m fly finals. She was the youngest in the race but that didn’t stopContinue reading “Carifta Swimming: Teagan Nash wins 200m fly gold”

CARIFTA Curacao 2023 – Day 3 Swimming Recap

By: Duke Sullivan Cayman Islands swimmers went dancing in the rain Saturday evening, collecting 13 more medals at the 36th Carifta Swimming Championships in Curacao. Led by Sierrah Broadbelt and Lila Higgo, the Cayman team continued to show their best moves on their way to the medal stand. For the third night in a row,Continue reading “CARIFTA Curacao 2023 – Day 3 Swimming Recap”

Carifta Swimming: Crooks narrowly misses World Championships B time

Caymanian superstar Jordan Crooks will likely compete at the World Championships in Fukuoka this July, but his younger sister may share the spotlight with him. Jillian Crooks turned in a blistering 56.54 during the 100 metre freestyle heats at the Carifta Swimming Championships in Willemstad, Curacao. It marked her best swim in that event everContinue reading “Carifta Swimming: Crooks narrowly misses World Championships B time”

CARIFTA Curacao 2023 – Artistic Swimming – Recap Day 3

By: Duke Sullivan It wasn’t only the beautiful costumes that sparkled at the Pisina Benny Leito today – the artistic swimmers gave it their all and made the Cayman Islands, their coaches and families so proud, walking away with a large number of medals and trophies in this order: 1. U12 team took GOLD forContinue reading “CARIFTA Curacao 2023 – Artistic Swimming – Recap Day 3”

Carifta Swimming: Broadbelt proves to be levels above her competition

Continuing to establish herself among the top 13-14 swimmers in the Caribbean, Caymanian Sierrah Broadbelt raced her way to several gold podium spots during day 1 of the 36th annual Carifta Swimming Championships. The unassuming swimmer from East End, Grand Cayman entered the 100-metre butterfly finals as the top seed on Thursday night. Broadbelt swamContinue reading “Carifta Swimming: Broadbelt proves to be levels above her competition”

CARIFTA Curacao 2023 – Recap for Day 2, Swimming

By: Duke Sullivan The Cayman Junior National Swim Team shined bright last night on Day 2 of the 36th Annual Carifta Swimming Championships being held in Willemstad, Curacao. Cayman swimmers collected 7 Gold, 4 Silver, and 2 individual bronze medals while the depth of the Cayman Team was also on display as they placed 4Continue reading “CARIFTA Curacao 2023 – Recap for Day 2, Swimming”

Cayman sending 53 athletes to CARIFTA Swimming Championships

The Cayman Islands Junior National Swimming Team heads to Curaçao for the 2023 edition of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships, 6-10 April and will be competing in the pool, open water and artistic swimming competitions. Fifty-three swimmers in all (pool – 32, artistic – 19 and open water – 9) are in the final stages ofContinue reading “Cayman sending 53 athletes to CARIFTA Swimming Championships”

2023 Carifta swimming team announced

Two national teams that will be travelling to represent the Cayman Islands for the 2023 CARIFTA Championship next month.   The Hon. Minister Bernie Bush offered congratulations to both the swimming and track and field teams at the Government building last week as they begin final training and preparations ahead of the games.   “AsContinue reading “2023 Carifta swimming team announced”