Commonwealth Games: Cayman duo advances to finals

Harper Barrowman made history on Tuesday, 2 Aug., becoming the first female swimmer in Cayman’s history to compete in a Commonwealth Games final. “To be able to do something like that at a level like this, it is just…amazing,” Barrowman said. Barrowman, 16, stopped the clock at 9:13.97 and place 8th during her 800-metre freestyleContinue reading “Commonwealth Games: Cayman duo advances to finals”

Cayman swimmers headed to Barbados to compete in CCCAN

The Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) announced the 14-member strong swim team selected to represent the Cayman Islands at the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Swimming & Open Water Championships taking place in Barbados 10-18 July. The team, captained by Sabine Ellison and Corey Frederick-Westerborg includes a number of familiar faces:Continue reading “Cayman swimmers headed to Barbados to compete in CCCAN”

“The best of the best” at annual Flowers Swim

From an even finish for first place to swimming on the verge of giving birth, the 30th annual Flowers Sea Swim served to be inspirational, while also featuring competitiveness amongst hundreds of athletes who participated. “This year means the beginning of a new era,” said Frankie Flowers Sr, who placed 297th in the swim. “IContinue reading ““The best of the best” at annual Flowers Swim”

Crooks wins bronze at NCAA swimming championships

University of Tennessee freshman Jordan Crooks continues to prove that an athlete from a small island can compete with the world’s elite. On Thursday, the 19-year-old Caymanian tied third in the 50-yard freestyle finals, during the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships and earned first team All-American honors. The 50y final featuredContinue reading “Crooks wins bronze at NCAA swimming championships”

Crooks clocks new 100m free national record in Olympic heat

Caymanian swimmer Jillian Crooks is officially the country’s youngest Olympian after competing in Tokyo Games Wednesday (July 28) morning in the 100 metre freestyle event. The 15-year-old beat six other swimmers in her respective heat, to take second place with a time of 57.32 seconds, a new Cayman Islands national record. However, her time wasn’tContinue reading “Crooks clocks new 100m free national record in Olympic heat”

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”