CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN GAMES
The Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) are a multi-sport regional championships event, held every four years for countries in Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Bermuda, and the South American countries of Suriname, Guyana, Colombia and Venezuela.
The Games are overseen by the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO) (the organization also goes by the acronym "ODECABE", from its full Spanish name: Organización Deportiva Centroamericana y del Caribe). They are designed to provide a step between sub-CAC-region Games held the first year following a Summer Olympics (e.g. CARIFTA Games) and the Continental Championships, the Pan American Games, held the year before the Summer Olympics.
Other than the Olympics, the CAC Games are the oldest continuing regional Games in the world with the first taking place in 1926 in Mexico with just 3 participating nations (Mexico, Cuba and Guatemala) and 269 athletes. The first Games were known as the Central American Games and in 1935 the name was changed to Central American and Caribbean Games to reflect expanding participation.
In Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in July 2010 the CAC Games was held with 31 nations and over 5,000 competitors. Cayman Islands swimming representatives were Shaune Fraser, Brett Fraser, Seije Groome, Lara Butler, Summer Flowers and Tori Flowers. Shaune Fraser won gold in the 200m freestyle and a bronze in the 100m freestyle, and Brett secured silver in both the 200m Freestyle and the 200m backstroke.