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Press Release - CCCAN 2018 Aruba - Cayman's Swimmers Return with 14 Medals

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

swims.

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

meets.

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

watch.

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

college.”

CCCAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018: CIASA/ NATIONAL LCM RECORDS

11-12 Girls:

* 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.

13-14 Boys:

* 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:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qlncqpru3nmrijh/AAAGQrsy3tduXlAkZoBu-rkXa?dl=0

Media Contact: Steve Broadbelt

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