Jordan Crooks acknowledge in Heroes Square

FINA Men’s 50M Freestyle World Champion, Jordan Crooks received a hero’s welcome and a standing ovation following his World Championship winning race in Melbourne Australia.  A reception to honour the young Caymanian was hosted by the Hon. Bernie Bush and the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture & Heritage (MYSCH), on Wednesday night (21 December 2022).Continue reading “Jordan Crooks acknowledge in Heroes Square”

Crooks continues speed through 50m at world championships

After finishing sixth place in the 100 metres finals at the FINA World Swimming Championships, Caymanian Jordan Crooks is still searching for world records and silverware. Crooks, 20, was the top swimmer through the prelims and semifinals of the 100 free, and although he took sixth in Melbourne, Australia during the finals, he proved he canContinue reading “Crooks continues speed through 50m at world championships”

Crooks on the verge of claiming gold at the World Championships

Jordan Crooks, the greatest competitive swimmer past or present from the Cayman Islands, is looking to put his country on the map, with a historic first gold medal at the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). After touching the wall at 45.61 seconds during heat six, to qualify with the fastest time for the 100mContinue reading “Crooks on the verge of claiming gold at the World Championships”

CBAC celebrates 12 years with win at Coconut Cup

Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC) rounded out its 12th year with a win at the 2022 Coconut Cup held at the Camana Bay pool 2-4 December. Following three days of competition at the annual swim meet, CBAC announced that 17 CARIFTA Aquatics Championships qualifying times were achieved at the meet. Grant Ferguson, CBAC Head CoachContinue reading “CBAC celebrates 12 years with win at Coconut Cup”

Fraser Properties open water relay makes a splash

“This was a fun, family event that everyone enjoyed”, said Jim Fraser, father of Shaune and Brett Fraser – Cayman’s Olympic swimmers who took part in all CIASA’s open water swims when they were age group swimmers, but are now best known for their exploits in the pool rather than open water. And to proveContinue reading “Fraser Properties open water relay makes a splash”

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”