CUC sea swim powered by young participants

| 13/10/2015
Cayman News Service

RIchard Hew presents trophy to Ria Plunkett for top female finisher

(CNS): The 27th Annual CUC 800M Sea Swim, held 10 October, was the second event of the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association’s (CIASA) open-water season and attracted 116 participants.

In a time of 10 minutes flat, John Bodden of Stingray Swim Club (SSC) captured first place, followed by Eddie Weber of Camana Bay Aquatic Club and Zach Moore of SSC in times of 10.10 and 10.20, respectively. Ria Plunkett of SSC, the first female to cross the finish line, was fifth overall in a time of 10.57, ahead of teammate Stefanie Boothe (11.08) and visiting guest swimmer, Line Praest Louer (11.12).

Doing double duty by volunteering to set up the course and assisting with sea marshalling, Richard Hew, president and CEO of CUC, presented trophies to the overall and age group winners. Hew thanked all the swimmers and volunteers. “It was especially gratifying to see the large number of youngsters participating this year, mixed in with a few veterans and visitors to the Island,” he said.

“As a company, we are proud to play our part in supporting CIASA and swimming in the Cayman Islands and are pleased to see that swimming continues to be a popular family event.”

CIASA president, Michael Lockwood added, “It was another great event encompassing a wide range of participants. In addition to being a great family event, the sea swims provide an opportunity for our competitive swimmers to develop their open-water skills.

“I would also like to thank our longstanding partner, CUC, for their continued support to open-water swimming as well as everyone who volunteered or assisted with the event, contributing to its success.”

Full results will be posted on the CIASA website

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