Young swimmer wraps up games with personal best

| 19/08/2010

(CNS): Cayman’s young swimmer Lara Butler managed another personal best in Singapore yesterday. She finished the Woman’s 100m Butterfly in a time of 1:07.59 ending her debut appearance at the Youth Olympic Games on a high note. Butler said she was very pleased with her performance.  Team mate Seiji Groome competed in the men’s 200m breaststroke where he had a strong first half but fell behind his personal best pace. Groome said he gained a lot of experience racing at this level and he is eager to get back in the pool to start training for World Short Course Championships in Dubai this winter. 

Meanwhile, Lizzy Wauchope is representing the Cayman Islands at sailing in the Byte CII dinghy against 31 other female sailors and after two days of racing she is currently in 26th place overall. Although Wauchope has improved her boatspeed and boathandling over the last few months, her relative inexperience racing in big fleets is causing her problems on the race course she admitted. "I am struggling with finding room on the start line and getting clean wind early, causing me to play catch up for the rest of the race," she said.

Cayman Islands Sailing Club Director and Wauchope’s coach, Michael Weber said there is still time for her to improve her standings. "The great thing about sailing regattas is that we get to do plenty of races.  There are sixteen races planned for this event and I am confident that Lizzy can move up in the standings.  She has good boatspeed so all she needs to do is sail a clean race and we should see finishes in the mid teens."


The competition resumes on Friday with three races planned.  


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