Stingray Swim club hosts first two season meets

| 20/10/2014

(SSC): The Business Solutions Technologies Group Ltd (BSTG) Friday Night Lights and Cayman National Fall Sprint Meet took place last weekend with swimmers from host club Stingray Swim Club (SSC); Special Olympics Cayman Islands; Brac Barracudas; Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC); Team Treasure Island (TI) and Triple C Dolphins competing in a number of long, middle and sprint distance events and relays. “I was very pleased with performances across the board in both meets,” said Stingray head coach, Andy Copley “Swimmers arrived at the pool with a competitive attitude and most of them either hit PB's or were really close to them. Great results so early in the season.”

Highlights included Iain McCallum's Friday Night Lights 800m freestyle swim in which he dropped 12 seconds; Zachary Moore’s 12 second PB in the 400m IM and Jake Bailey’s  huge 400m free where he PB'd at the 100, 200 and 400m points (Jake ended up with seven PBs over the weekend).

In Saturday’s Sprint Meet Kyra Rabess landed 5 for 5 PB's, dropping over 11 seconds in the 100m IM; and Abbeygale Freebourne knocked off 4 seconds in her 25m backstroke to place for the first time in an event. The girls 8-Under Relay team of Gabriella Royston, Madison Chin, Marisa Poole and Jillian Crooks takes first overall in the freestyle relay, being the first Stingray team to go under 1:20 for the 4×25 freestyle event; and deserving a special mention, Jayde Solomon who spent the last year out of the pool and is getting back to form swam her first PB in almost a year and a half! Rounding out Saturday’s special mentions, Special Olympian and Stingray member Keanu McKenzie dropped 10 seconds in his 50 butterfly for the largest PB of his young career to date.

Iain McCallum, 800m Free and Lauren Hew, 400m Free won the Business Solutions Technologies Group Ltd (BSTG) Friday Night Lights FINA Points awards; and the Cayman

National Sprint Meet High Points winners were:Girls: 6&Under, Libby Lindley (TI); 7-8, Harper Barrowman (TI); 9-10, Stephanie Royston (SSC); 11-12, Alison Jackson (SSC); 13-14, Samantha Bailey (SSC) and 15&Over, Lauren Hew (CBAC). Boys: 6&U, Phinn Ellison (CBAC); 7-8, Jack Hendriksen (CBAC); 9-10, Liam Sinclair (SSC); 11-12, Jordan Crooks (SSC); 13-14, John Bodden (SSC) and 15&Over, Cole Morgan (SSC).

The next event on the Stingray Swim Club Calendar is the Mike Lockwood Memorial Pirates Week Meet, which offers a full array of events – sprint, middle and long distances.
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  1. keith and jan says:

    Hi you great swimmers, so proud of you both, keep up the good work.

    Love to all the family,

    nana and keith

  2. Val Timms says:

    Congratulations Jake on having 7 PB"s sounds amazing not sure what they are though!!! but I'm sure you swam really well.

    And Samanth  you are still the girl to beat.

    Love and Hugs

    Val and Grandad.