July 12, 2018
PRESS RELEASE: CCCAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 - RESULTS
Cayman’s National Swim Team returned from Aruba on Wednesday with 14 Medals, 10
National and CIASA Records, plus a CCCAN record and a Youth Olympics B-Cut qualifying
time. If that wasn’t enough, as a true testament to the hard work and effort of
Cayman’s young athletes, the swimmers produced 46 personal best times out of 67
The Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championship hosted 550 swimmers
across all swimming disciplines and close to 400 swimmers in competitive swimming
over 151 events. The races were swam as preliminary qualifying heats in the morning
and finals in the evenings, a similar format to CARIFTA and other four or five day swim
Cayman has become a competitive force and a challenger to much bigger teams from
bigger islands. Looking closely at the age group results, Cayman’s 11-12 Girls team
ranked 2nd overall, demonstrating Cayman swimmers young swimmers are the ones to
Coach Celeb Miller commented, “Our swimmers exceeded expectations and look good
going forward with this next generation of swimmers. They really stepped up and filled
the gap that was made by some of our older swimmers graduating and heading off to
CCCAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018: CIASA/ NATIONAL LCM RECORDS
* 50 Back - Jillian Crooks 32.11 (30 June): CIASA/ NATIONAL Record.
* 100 Fly - Jillian Crooks 1:06.87 (30 June): CIASA/ NATIONAL Record.
* 200 Free - Jillian Crooks 2:16.95 (1 July): CIASA/ NATIONAL Record.
* 50 Fly - Jillian Crooks 30.08 (1 July): CIASA/ NATIONAL Record.
* 100 Back - Jillian Crooks 1:10.45 (1 July): CIASA/ NATIONAL Record.
* 200 IM - Jillian Crooks 2:36.70 (2 July): NATIONAL Record.
* 100 Free - Jillian Crooks 1:01.72 (2 July): CIASA/ NATIONAL Record.
* 50 Free - Jillian Crooks 27.46 (3 July): CIASA/ NATIONAL Record.
* 200 Back - Jillian Crooks 2:33.98 (3 July): CIASA/ NATIONAL Record.
* 50 Free - Corey Frederick-Westerborg 26.06 (3 July): CIASA/ NATIONAL Record
L-R: Jillian Crooks, Stefano Bonati, Jake Alberga, Avery Lambert, Allyson Belfonte,
Corey Frederick-Westerborg, Jordan Crooks, Sabine Ellison, Sophie Ackerley.
Coach Bailey Weathers added, “The timing of the event was not ideal after exams and
between other meets, but all of our swimmers really performed above what we were
expecting. We are very proud of this young team’s performance and results. ”
Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championship (CCCAN) is held every other
year and it had been over 5 years since Cayman had sent a team. The competitive
swimming event took place from 29th June to 3rd July 2018 at the 'Piscina Olimpico Roly
Bisslik', in the city of Savaneta, Aruba.
CCCAN is an Age Group swimming championship with 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 and an 18 and
over age categories. Cayman's swimmers were aged from 12 to 15 years old. The
Cayman Islands Swim Team included nine swimmers: Jake Alberga, Corey
Frederick-Westerborg, Jillian Crooks, Allyson Belfonte, Sophie Ackerley, Avery Lambert,
Sabine Ellison, Stefano Bonati and Jordan Crooks.
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.
Full results and photos may be downloaded here:
Media Contact: Steve Broadbelt