New sprint meet format to challenge swimmers

| 05/02/2013

swimming (263x300).jpg(Stingray Swim Club): Island Heritage will ‘step up to the blocks’ at the Lions Aquatic Centre for the first time this weekend as the sponsor of the Island Heritage Sprint Plus Meet, February 2-3rd. The Sprint Plus is a new format which is being introduced under the guidance of Stingray Swim Club’s Head Coach Andy Copley and CIASA’s Technical Director, Ian Armiger. The two-day format allows the swimmers to compete in the usual Sprint Meet events which are short, fast and furious 50m events but also, the extended time allows for a limited number of the ‘longer 100m and 200m sprints’ to be featured as well.

Monique Bush, Assistant Marketing Manager at Island Heritage said this about Island Heritage’s decision to support swimming this year.

“We are delighted to participate in this year’s Sprint Plus Meet hosted by Stingray Swim Club. We have seen the sport of swimming grow exponentially in the last couple of years and when the opportunity to support Stingray; and to be a part of this important training build up to CARIFTA presented itself we simply had to say yes.

“The discipline and commitment which these young swimmers display day after day; week in and week out; all year long is to be commended. We have seen what can be achieved, with the recent successes of Shaune and Brett Faser in the London 2012 Olympics and now the next generation of Caymanian Olympians are getting ready to make their move too,” she added.

SSC President, Brenda McGrath was delighted to welcome Island Heritage to the Cayman Islands swimming community. “We are looking forward to the Sprint Meet and encourage friends and family, as well as anyone who enjoys seeing our youth involved in positive activities, to come to the Lions Aquatic Centre this weekend. You can volunteer or just support the athletes as they compete,” she said.

For more information on Stingray Swim Club visit or to volunteer at the Meet email the Meet Directors Albert Anderson at or Kathy Jackson at

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