Swim team named for CCCAN championships

| 20/06/2019
CNS Local Life
(Standing, L-R) Coach Kirk Ermels, Coach Darren Mew, Will Sellars, Corey Frederick-Westerborg, Kaitlyn Sullivan, Stephanie Royston and team manager Terry Barrowman; (seated, L-R) Harper Barrowman, Stefano Bonati, Sarah Jackson and Alex Dakers (Absent from photo: Lauren Hew, Zachary Moore and Jake Bailey)

(CNS Local Life): Cayman is sending 11 swimmers to compete in the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Federation (CCCAN) championships in Barbados, taking place from 28 June to 2 July. The competition is an age-group swimming championship with 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 and 18 and over categories.

Named to the Cayman Islands’ team are Will Sellars, Corey Frederick-Westerborg, Kaitlyn Sullivan, Stephanie Royston, Harper Barrowman, Stefano Bonati, Sarah Jackson, Alex Dakers, Lauren Hew, Zachary Moore and Jake Bailey.

The races will be organised as preliminary qualifying heats in the mornings and finals in the evenings, a similar format to CARIFTA and other four- or five-day swim meets.

In addition to Cayman, athletes from 27 countries will be competing at the swimming championships: Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba,Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vicente and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and the US Virgin Islands.

Stephen Broadbelt, Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) director, said of the upcoming championships, “Cayman has become a competitive force and a challenger to much bigger teams from bigger islands. With number one seeding in some races and podium position seeding in several others, Team Cayman is ready.” 

Technical Director Bailey Weathers added, “The swimmers are excited and it looks like it is going to be a fast meet. 493 swimmers from 28 countries in the pool and 81 swimmers from 13 countries in open water.”

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