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CIASA Recognizes Generations of Swimmers

CIASA Recognizes Generations of Swimmers

George Town, Grand Cayman:

The annual Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) Awards Gala Brunch was hosted at The

Grand Old House on Sunday, 28th January. Swimmers and volunteers from seven to seventy years old

were celebrated for their achievements and contributions to the sport of swimming in the Cayman

Islands.

With close to two hundred guests, the oceanside venue was at capacity, where families and friends of

those being recognized gathered to show support of CIASA and their members. In addition to the

awards, a Silent Auction and fundraising activities took place during the event.

CIASA Awards:

ýý Special Olympian of the Year: Alec Cox

ýý Male Swimmer of the Year: Corey Frederick-Westerborg

ýý Female Swimmer of the Year: Lauren Hew

ýý Open Water volunteer of the year: Eva Moore

ýý Volunteer of the Year: Joan Link

ýý Community Service Award: Laura Ribbins

ýý Lifetime Achievement Award: Frank Flowers

ýý Masters Swimmer of the Year: Frank Flowers

CIASA President, Michael Lockwood, commented on the event “Honouring our athletes and volunteers

is the most important thing that we can do as a federation. It is great to see all of the athletes be

recognised for their performances and, more importantly, efforts and training. Without the volunteers

and parents, our athletes would not be able to compete. It was great to see Alec Cox be named as

special Olympian of the year both by CIASA and SOCI”.

Cont...

CIASA Most Improved Swimmers, by age group, girls & boys:

ýý 7 & 8 CoCo MCGrath & Aiden Suitor

ýý 9 & 10 Lila Higgo & Jack Clark-Terrell

ýý 11 & 12 Tabitha Hawkins & Jorian Neblett

ýý 13 & 14 Maeve Anderson & Nichalas Corin

ýý 15 to 17 Ella Plunkett & Alex Dakers

CARIFTA Awards

The following swimmers were recognised for their performance at CARFITA 2017:-

ýý Most Improved Male Swimmer at CARIFTA: Corey Fredrick-Westerburg

ýý Most Improved Female Swimmer at CARIFTA: Avery Lambert

ýý Open Water Performer of the Year: John Bodden

ýý Top CARIFTA Performer: Lauren Hew

CIASA Stars Awards

The following swimmers were recognized as CIASA Stars, based on a points system from meets in 2017,

for short course 25 meter pool events. Points are based speed and the age of the swimmer. Just

scoring points is considered a strong achievement.

Girls CIASA Stars

1st Jillian Crooks

2nd Stephanie Royston

3rd Avery Lambert & Allyson Belfonte & Kyra Rabess

Runners Up, point scorers:- Harper Barrowman & Raya Embury-Brown

Boys CIASA Stars

1st (tie) Corey Frederick-Westerborg and Stefano Bonati

3rd Jake Bailey

Runner Up, point scorer:- Jake Alberga

CIASA gave thanks to the support of the organisations that contribute to the success of aquatic sports

in the Cayman Islands, including: Maples, KMPG, Davenport Development, Greenlight RE, HSM, Red

Sail Sports, Cayman Islands Ministry of Sports and the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee.

Photos of the event can be viewed and downloaded here:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7cTHJ1X6PycWmaeF

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Many from the swimming community had being recognized at the recent Heroes Day ceremony and

those honored were also celebrated by CIASA for their contribution to the sport of swimming:

Pioneers:

Frankie Flowers

Mike Hundt

Shaune Fraser

Sara MacKay

Pat McCallum

Penny McDowall

Laura Ribbons

Heather Roffey

Memorial Scroll:

Landan von Kanel

Emerging Pioneer:

Kanza Bodden

Brett Fraser

Lauren Hew

Andrew Smilley

Long Service Award:

Susan Hundt

Jennifer Powell

Lori Powell

Adam Roberts

Cayman is investing in developing competitive swimmers through local swim clubs, local swim meets

and international team and club meets. Parents with children interested in competitive swimming

should contact one of Cayman’s swim clubs for more information. Swimming age categories start at 6

& Under in local swim meets.

The Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) is a volunteer, not for profit association

dedicated to furthering the interests of all aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands. CIASA is the

recognised Governing Body of aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands and is a member of FINA, UANA,

CCCAN and the CIOC. For more information on CIASA please visit www.ciasa.ky .

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CAYMAN ISLANDS AMATEUR SWIMMING ASSOCIATION

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AFFILIATED MEMBER OF FINA·UANA·CCCAN·CARIFTA·CIGA AND THE CAYMAN ISLANDS OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

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