Cayman swimmers compete in Barbados

| 09/07/2014

(CNS): Two young local swimmers, Katie Klein and Catriona MacRae travelled to Barbados for the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships or “CISC” last month and returned with some results worth boasting about. The girls both competed in open water and pool events and Catriona who competed in the 10k event was second female overall and first in her age group, winning the gold medal. Katie, who will be attending Baylor School in Tennessee in August, was the youngest open water swimmer and showed that age is not a limit for open water.

Head Coach of the Trip and CIASA’s Technical Director, Bailey Weathers was there for the competition. “We are proud of both swimmer’s achievements at CISC. The key to success in open water is gaining experience. The more open water races, the better the swimmer becomes. We are looking forward to continuing the development of all of our swimmers,” he said.

CIASA’s President Michael Lockwood. Said it was a pleasure to see them compete in an open water race showing off the skills that they honed in Cayman.

“Open Water Swimming is very different from the pool because no two race-routes will ever be the same. Gaining open water experience internationally will supplement the experience they get here at home and will contribute to their overall development in the sport,” said CIASA’s President Michael Lockwood who added his thanks to the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee for providing the funding.

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