Rain is no match for local swimmers

| 10/06/2014

(SSC): Nature challenged them with thunder, lightning and squall but Cayman’s swimmers swam to outstanding results at the 2014 Caledonian Global Swim Meet last weekend. Friday night’s races went off without a hitch, despite the day’s earlier deluge but the start of swimming was delayed on Saturday due to lightning and swimming on Sunday started, was postponed and then resumed again at 2pm. Despite the rain, the meet was well attended with swimmers from hosts Stingray Swim Club, visiting teams Camana Bay Aquatic Club and Treasure Island; Special Olympic Swimmers; independent swimmers from Triple C School, the Brac Barracudas and Swim N’ Trim and also featured Masters Events.

Stingray’s Head Coach Andy Copley was delighted with the team’s performance at the event held at the Lions Aquatic Centre.

“All the kids were great,” he said. “Weather conditions were a little disruptive to their focus but at the end of the day there can always be circumstances which are out of a swimmer’s control when he/she steps on the blocks … the weather provided them with the opportunity to develop focus and concentration, and many swimmers had excellent swims.”

High Points Winners:
Girls: 6 & U Emily Palmer (TTI);  7-8 Veandra Robinson (BRAC); 9-10 Stephanie Royston (CBAC); 11-12 Alison Jackson  (SSC); 13 – 14 Samantha Bailey (SSC) and  15 & Over Catriona MacRae (SSC).
Boys: 6 & U Phinn Ellison (CBAC); 7-8 Connor McDonald (CBAC); 9-10 Corey Westerborg (SSC) – also recognised was Finn Bishop (CBAC); 11-12 Jake Bailey (SSC); 13-14 Jonathan Key (SSC) and 15 & Over Brandon Williams (SSC).

Stingray President Amanda Roberts thanked the volunteers, parents and swimmers.
“It was certainly very, very wet on deck this past weekend. Our trusty band of meet personnel, who are all volunteers, held their positions on deck even as the weather did its worst. The technical officials and timers bravely continued to record and judge the competition despite being soaked through and struggling with soggy papers. Our supporters and swimmers… and swimmers were fabulous too and we thank our sponsor Caledonian and trust that the success of our meet this past weekend is proof positive of how incredibly devoted the Cayman Swimming family is.”

For information on Stingray Swim Club or the Summer Swim Camp visit the website www.caymanswimming.com  or email stingraysec@gmail.com

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