Stingray Swim Club travels to Jamaica

| 11/12/2012

Stingray-Jamaica.gif(CIASA): Stingray Swim Club members will travel to Kingston, Jamaica this weekend to compete in the 2012 Christmas Open Swimming Championships at the National Stadium 8-lane, 50m pool. The 14 swimmer squad will compete in over 80 individual events, each with a specific, personal goal attached to it. Swimmers aim for a Personal Best (PB) time with each swim, but at this meet the swimmers will also be chasing qualifying times for the 2013 CARIFTA games in Jamaica and the Island Games in Bermuda next year. With a mixture of CARIFTA experience and first appearances in a 50m pool, Stingray Swim Club Coach, Andy Copley, knows there may be some nerves on deck but he also knows his swimmers are ready.

Mr. Copley said about his team, “They have worked hard for this meet, have put in the time, pushed themselves and met the club’s training requirement to be eligible” he said, adding, “Now they get to compete, swim fast and have fun.”

“Stingray Swim Club is extremely proud of the hard work and commitment which all of our swimmers have exhibited in training this season,” said Club President Brenda McGrath, “and our whole Club will be cheering our swimmers on this weekend whether from the stands at the pool in Kingston, or via the updates we will receive via email, text and BBM.”

The full squad travelling to Jamaica comprises: Samantha Bailey, Stefanie Boothe, Sarah Jackson, Jonathan Key, Katie Klein, Catriona Macrae, Alex McCallum, Iain McCallum, Cole Morgan, Ella Plunkett, Hayley Roulstone, Andrew Smilley, Jayde Solomon and Ashley Theaker. They will be joined by Coach Andy Copley and Team Manager Vickie Girling.

After their Jamaica trip, Stingray Swim Club athletes will be busy taking part in an Inter Squad Christmas Meet; a Back in the Water Burner in January and  a Sprint Meet, before travelling to Nassau, Bahamas to take part in a two day meet hosted by the Barracuda Swim Club.

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