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”

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”

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”

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”