New local swimming coach awarded gong in UK

| 25/08/2012

Ian Armiger with Medal (216x300).jpg(CIASA): Ian Armiger, the Cayman Islands’ new Technical Director for Swimming, recently received the prestigious Loughborough University Medal. The ward is in recognition of “…exceptional service in any field, whether distinguished by duration, distinction (although not necessarily high profile), impact on the life or spirit of the University, unstinting and caring service especially to others (staff, students or externally on behalf of the University) above and beyond what could reasonably be expected.” Armiger, formerly the Director of Swimming at Loughborough University, left his post after the London 2012 Olympic Games and will arrive in Grand Cayman to assume his full-time position on 1 September.

The Technical Director of Swimming is a new position in the Cayman Islands and one which has been made possible by support from the Cayman Islands Government's Ministry of Sports and leading local law firm, Maples and Calder.

With nearly 40 years’ experience as a professional swimming coach, Ian is fully committed to helping swimmers achieve their dreams. Under his guidance he created one of the finest swim teams, successfully dominating the British Universities Championships and winning many national and international honours.

Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) President, Peter MacKay said: “Ian Armiger’s legacy at Loughborough will live on even as he begins developing the Cayman Islands Swimming Programmes in the same way.

“He will be the Technical Director for Swimming and with his extensive experience, input and guidance we look forward to seeing the growth of swimming in our schools, our competitive programmes and our open water swims. We look forward to welcoming Ian to Cayman and to rolling up our sleeves and working alongside him so that the sport of swimming in the Cayman Islands can continue on the upward trajectory which Shaune and Brett Fraser’s recent success in London has set for us.”


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  1. Swim Parent says:

    Along with the rest of the Cayman Islands Swimming Community I look forward to Mr Armiger's arrival in Cayman. I look forward to the day that swimming is a core class in all PE curriculum's and that all of our children are able to learn the basics of swimming which can keep them healthy, save a life or pave the way to a scholarship. And most of all I look forward to the day that we have more swimmers who, like Shaune and Brett Fraser and those who went before them (MacKay, Roffey …) can represent the Cayman Islands on the Olympic Stage.