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”

Swimmers take shape at the Pete Ribbins Memorial Meet

The annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Consolidated Water meet wrapped up this past Sunday (17 January) morning at the Lions Aquatic Centre after three days of swimming. Over 100 swimmers from Stingray Swim Club (SSC), Camana Bay Aquatic Club, Seven Mile Swimmers and other groups competed with hopes of joining athletes already qualified for 2021 CARIFTAContinue reading “Swimmers take shape at the Pete Ribbins Memorial Meet”

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”