Barracudas catch a free ride with CAL

| 02/11/2010

(CNS): While the young “Brac Barracudas” are pretty good swimmers the ocean between Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman proved even too much for them so Cayman Airways stepped in with free roundtrip airfares for the eight young Brac students who make up the swim team so they could compete in the to 2010 Sprint Swim Meet held at the Lions Pool on Grand Cayman last month. The aquatic athletes took home several medals after Carlie Tibbetts placed first in the 25-metre breaststroke and five-year-old Veandra Robinson earned second place in the 25m-breaststroke in her age group, and placed in the top six in her other four events.

Chineme Ezema finished fourth place in the 50m breaststroke. Other swimmers making up the Barracuda team included Haylie Tibbetts, Mara McLean, Antonia Mena, Garin Ritch, and Teddy Reid, all whom swim coach Michael Hundt, saids showed “guts and determination”.
The meet is the first sprint meet of the season, enabling Cayman Brac swimmers to dive in early with shorter distance races, which suits Brac athletes due to their limited pool on the Brac Hundt explained. “All year the Brac swimmers dream about travelling to Grand Cayman for the learning experience it offers both in and out of the pool, so we are extremely grateful to Cayman Airways for making their dreams come true through the donation of roundtrip tickets for each of the students again this year,” he added.
Paul Tibbetts, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior VP Commercial Affairs for Cayman Airways said the airline was proud to help the young Brackers who have limited access to many of the opportunities that students on Grand Cayman enjoy frequently. “We applaud the Brac Barracudas and their coach of many years, Mr. Michael Hundt, for a job well done and we look forward to continuing to support their endeavours,” he said. Tibbetts also presented each swimmer and Hundt with a complimentary “I Love My KX” T-shirt.


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