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Large turnout at Pete Ribbins Swim Meet

Large turnout at Pete Ribbins Swim Meet

| 23/01/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands swimmers of all ages, including those aiming for qualifying times for April’s CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Barbados, took part in the Pete Ribbins Memorial Consolidated Water Meet, the first competitive swim meet of the year last weekend. The 3-day event was hosted by Stingray Swim Club and held at the […]

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Swim Meet starts Friday

Swim Meet starts Friday

| 16/01/2020 | 0 Comments

The annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Consolidated Water Meet takes place 17-19 January at the Lions Aquatic Centre. Hosted by the Stingray Swim Club, the three-day event features competition among swimmers ranging in age from the 6 & Under category to teenagers hoping to qualify for the Cayman Islands 2020 CARIFTA Swim Team.

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Cayman’s athletes close out Pan Am Games

Cayman’s athletes close out Pan Am Games

| 11/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Swimmer John Bodden took part in the final event for Cayman at the Pan Am Games, competing in the 1,500m freestyle Saturday, 10 August. While failing to qualify out of his heat, he did record a personal best of 16:16.31, cutting 20 seconds off his previous fastest time. Overall, he finished 16th […]

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Final day for Cayman’s swimmers at Pan Am Games

Final day for Cayman’s swimmers at Pan Am Games

| 09/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Brett Fraser became Cayman’s first athlete at the 2019 Pan Am Games to qualify for a medal event Thursday (8 August), but fell short in the 100m freestyle final that evening. He said he was happy with both of his performances on the day and he’s ready to put in the necessary […]

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John Bodden begins Games with two events

John Bodden begins Games with two events

| 06/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Swimmer John Bodden will be making his Pan Am Games debut when he hits the pool Tuesday, 6 August, for the 400m freestyle and 200m butterfly heats. If he qualifies for the finals, the medal events will be held that same evening. His other event is set for later in the week, […]

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Athletes set to hit the water at Pan Am Games

Athletes set to hit the water at Pan Am Games

| 01/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Jesse Jackson, Cayman’s lone sailor at the Pan Am Games, is preparing for his five days of laser standard competition which start Saturday, 3 August, in Paracas Bay, Peru, a four-hour drive south of the main venue in Lima, with the swim team’s events set to begin three days later.

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Registration open for annual ‘Stroke and Stride’

Registration open for annual ‘Stroke and Stride’

| 30/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The three-race “Stroke and Stride” series returns next month, in support of young triathletes and benefitting the Special Needs Foundation Cayman. The event, which will be held over the first three Wednesdays in August, each including a swim and a two-mile run, is once again being sponsored by Ogier.

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Cayman’s swimmers at world championships

Cayman’s swimmers at world championships

| 19/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Newcomers to the major international swimming stage, Cayman athletes Raya Embury-Brown and Jordan Crooks are joining veterans Lauren Hew and Brett Fraser at the 18th annual FINA World Championships in South Korea. More than 2,500 competitors representing 194 countries are participating in the championships, which started 12 July and will run through […]

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Cayman brings back five medals from CCCAN

Cayman brings back five medals from CCCAN

| 08/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman National Swim Team has returned from the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championship (CCCAN) in Barbados with one gold and four bronze medals. The games, held from 28 June to 2 July, featured 550 swimmers representing 27 countries across all disciplines over 151 events.

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Swim team named for CCCAN championships

Swim team named for CCCAN championships

| 20/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(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.

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Swim clubs keep competition close at sprint meet

Swim clubs keep competition close at sprint meet

| 21/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Lions Sprint Meet, held Saturday, 18 May, once again attracted swimmers of all levels and ages with the final results a close one-two finish between Stingray Swim Club (SSC), earning 323 points, and Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC) tallying 312 points. Stingray head coach David Pursley said of the event: “The […]

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International meets prepared swimmers for CARIFTA

International meets prepared swimmers for CARIFTA

| 30/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of the recent CARIFTA Aquatics Championships swim coaches strived to give Cayman’s young athletes of various ages experience in overseas meets to ensure they were ready for the regional competition, held 20-23 April in Barbados. For Stingray Swim Club (SSC) head coach David Pursley and assistant coach Macon Crowder that meant […]

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Swimmers dominate open water at CARIFTA

Swimmers dominate open water at CARIFTA

| 26/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Despite participating in four days of pool events at the CARIFTA Aquatics Championships in Barbados, a group of Cayman’s swimmers took to the sea Wednesday (24 April) to compete in open water and dominated the 5K races, adding three final gold medals to their record haul.

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Cayman swim team enjoys record CARIFTA

Cayman swim team enjoys record CARIFTA

| 26/04/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s national swimmers arrived home this week with a record haul of medals earned over four days of events in the pool, plus synchronised swimming and open-water races, at the 34th CARIFTA Aquatics Championships in Barbados. The 25-member team collected 56 medals overall, eclipsing the 41 earned at last year’s competition in […]

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Cayman’s swimmers collect more gold

Cayman’s swimmers collect more gold

| 23/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The medal haul continues for Cayman’s national swimming team, earning 13 more, including three gold, on Monday, 22 April, day three of the CARIFTA Aquatics Championships in Barbados. In noting the three-day tally of 35 medals, Steve Broadbelt, director of the Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association, said the team looks capable of […]

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Cayman adds three golds to medals tally in swimming

Cayman adds three golds to medals tally in swimming

| 22/04/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s swimmers matched their first-day medals total, taking 11 including three more gold at Sunday’s (21 April) CARIFTA Aquatics Championships taking place in Barbados. Together with the four silver and four bronze in swimming, duplicating Saturday’s haul, Cayman has 29 total medals overall, comprising synchronised swimming, open water and pool events, entering […]

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Swimmers take 3 golds at CARIFTA championships

Swimmers take 3 golds at CARIFTA championships

| 21/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s swimmers earned 11 medals, including three gold, on the first day of competition at the 34th annual CARIFTA Aquatics Championships being held in Barbados through Tuesday, 23 April. Taking the top spot on the podium for Cayman on Saturday, 20 April, all in girls’ events were Raya Embry-Brown, for her first […]

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Special Olympian Alec Cox looks to the next Games

Special Olympian Alec Cox looks to the next Games

| 09/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Fresh off his gold-medal-winning performance in the 800m freestyle at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, along with a bronze in the 4x50m mixed relay and fourth place in the 1,500 open-water event, Alec Cox is already looking ahead to the 2023 Games in Berlin, saying he will be training […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.