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Stingray Swim Club makes big splash in January

Stingray Swim Club makes big splash in January

| 23/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Stingray Swim Club (SSC) is holding its annual swim-a-thon on 25 January at the Lions Aquatic Centre after a month full of events. At the club’s fundraiser, known as the Big Swim, participants have two hours to swim a maximum of 200 lengths. Donors are encouraged to support the athlete either through […]

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Close finish at sea swim

Close finish at sea swim

| 15/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 30th annual CUC 800m Sea Swim took place Saturday, 12 January with 125 swimmers participating in the loop course which started and ended at Governor’s Beach. Overall first, second and third place winners finished within seconds of each other providing an exciting finish for the crowds, stated a Cayman Islands Aquatic […]

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Special Olympics stalwart Penny McDowall mourned

Special Olympics stalwart Penny McDowall mourned

| 03/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The New Year’s Eve passing of Penny McDowall (59) after a years-long battle with cancer has hit the community hard, as people mourn the loss of a leading force in Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) and the sport of swimming. She founded and coached the SOCI aquatic programme, a commitment which eventually […]

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Swimmers dive into sprint meet

Swimmers dive into sprint meet

| 26/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman National Fall Sprint Meet opened the 2018-2019 competitive age group season this past weekend with more than 100 of Cayman’s swimmers stepping up on the blocks for the event. Hosted by Stingray Swim Club (SSC), the meet, held Saturday, 22 September,  also had athletes from Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC), […]

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Registration open for ‘Stroke and Stride’

Registration open for ‘Stroke and Stride’

| 23/07/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The three-race “Stroke and Stride” in support of young triathletes and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society is set for next month, with Ogier once again coming on as title sponsor. The event consists of three races, held 1, 8 and 15 August, each involving a swim and a run, with the swimming […]

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Cayman swimmers train in the mountains

Cayman swimmers train in the mountains

| 18/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Senior members of Stingray Swim Club (SSC) recently spent two weeks at an altitude of 4,664 feet in the mountains of Colorado training at a summer camp. The 14 swimmers took part in the University of Northern Colorado camp, run by swimming and diving programmes head coach Lisa Ebeling and associate swimming […]

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Cayman’s swimmers earn 14 medals

Cayman’s swimmers earn 14 medals

| 09/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s National Swim Team came home last week with 14 medals from the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Championships held in Aruba, clocking 10 national and CIASA records, and a CCCAN record, and notching 46 personal bests in 67 swims. Overall, CCCAN hosted 550 swimmers across all disciplines and close […]

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Cayman’s swimmers competing at regional event

Cayman’s swimmers competing at regional event

| 29/06/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands National Swim Team is competing at the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championship (CCCAN) being held in Aruba, having travelled there Wednesday, 27 June. The championship takes place every other year and it has been more than five years since Cayman has sent a team.

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Young swimmers have fun in the sun

Young swimmers have fun in the sun

| 27/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The third annual Fun in the Sun pre-competition swim meet took place 23 June, with swimmers from on-island learn-to-swim programmes participating in the races. Hosted by the Department of Sports, the swim schools that participated in the event were iSwim Swim School, Darren Mew Swimming & Fitness and the department’s own swim […]

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Open-water event goes swimmingly

Open-water event goes swimmingly

| 18/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The open-water swim season continued recently with the annual Butterfield 800m Sea Swim, which attracted 128 competitive and non–competitive swimmers. The event, held 9 June and organised by the Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA), took place at Governor’s Beach with 51 female and 77 male swimmers participating.

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Swim team heads to CARIFTA championships

Swim team heads to CARIFTA championships

| 26/03/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands National Swim Team will be heading to the CARIFTA Aquatic Championships in Jamaica 29 March, with 36 swimmers, the largest overall squad in history. For the first time, Cayman will be competing in synchronised swimming, along with competitive age group swimming in a 50 metre pool and in open […]

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Swimmers and runners enjoy new event

Swimmers and runners enjoy new event

| 22/03/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The inaugural Aquathlon Sea Swim and Run took place at Governor’s Beach on Saturday, 17 March, with 24 individuals and 27 two-person teams competing in the 800m sea swim, followed by a 3,000m run. The race, jointly organised by Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) and 345 Athletics Club, was designed to […]

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Swimming records broken at Nationals

Swimming records broken at Nationals

| 27/02/2018 | 0 Comments

  (CNS Local Life): Several national and Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) records were broken at the annual CIASA National Championship, held 15-18 February 2018 and marking the single largest competitive swimming competition of the year in the 25m short course. For four days every February, qualifying heats take place every morning with finals […]

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CIASA recognises generations of swimmers

CIASA recognises generations of swimmers

| 05/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Almost 200 people attended the recent Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) awards gala brunch, which recognises both swimmers and volunteers from 7 to 70 years old for their achievements and contributions to swimming. In addition to the awards, there was a silent auction and other fundraising activities during the event.

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Mike Lockwood memorial meet turns 21

Mike Lockwood memorial meet turns 21

| 23/11/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The 21st annual Pirates Week Mike Lockwood Memorial Swim meet took place 16-19 November at the Lions Aquatic Centre, hosted by Stingray Swim Club (SSC) and attended by members of Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC), Seven Mile Swimmers (SMS), and Special Olympics of the Cayman Islands (SOCI). The event, Cayman’s first four-day […]

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