Local associaiton recruits new swimming boss

| 09/09/2013

(CIASA) The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association has appointed a new Technical Director. Peter MacKay, the sports association’s director announced today that after an extensive search, Bailey Weathers has been appointed to take over from Ian Armiger, who returned to Loughborough University in the UK, after a successful year here in the Cayman Islands which saw Cayman Swimming regaining the strength and depth it was known for in years gone by. Weathers has extensive administration and coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level and also has years of experience working with the United States National Swimming Team.

“The depth of experience which Bailey is bringing to Cayman is impressive,” said Peter. “He has worked with swimmers of all ages and abilities including some of the best known names in swimming such as Rowdy Gaines, Peter Vanderkaay, Allison Schmitt and Eric Vendt. Bailey and his wife Susan arrive in Cayman on September 11th and CIASA is holding a Social on September 29th so that our swim family can meet and welcome them.”

“I am excited to have the opportunity to work with Cayman Swimming and to continue the great work which Ian Armiger started,” Weathers said. “In addition to the competitive age group swimming, the masters swimming and the learn to swim schools I am really looking forward to becoming more involved in the Open Water Swimming which, given the amazing Seven Mile Beach, must surely be among the best in the world.”

Interviews were carried out by a panel of CIASA Board Members and association members – Jim Fraser, Michael Lockwood, Ian Lambert, Christine Maltman and Pam Abbott and MacKay acknowledged the number of hours which they put in to ensuring the process was carried out efficiently and fairly.

“We are looking forward to seeing continued improvement in our swimmers and more competitive swimmers moving up through the various learn to swim programs. Onwards and Upwards!” finished MacKay.

The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) is a volunteer, not for profit association dedicated to furthering the interests of all aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands. CIASA is the recognised Governing Body of aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands and is a member of FINA, UANA, CCCAN and the CIOC. For more information on CIASA please visit www.ciasa.ky .

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