10 swimming medals after Day 1

Members of the Cayman Islands team at the opening ceremony.

The Cayman Islands won 10 medals, including two golds, on the opening day of competition at the 2018 CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Jamaica on 31 March, with five domestic records being broken.

Cayman stood fifth of 25 federations in the medal table with two gold, four silver, and four bronze after Saturday’s sessions.

Sabine Ellison provided one of the gold medals with an impressive swim of 2:45.65 in the 13-14 Girls 200m breaststroke to set a new Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) record.

Jake Alberga set a Cayman Islands National Record and a CIASA record as he took silver in the 11-12 Boys 200m breaststroke in 2:47.30. Stefano Bonati also picked up a bronze in the event with a time of 2:53.03.

Jillian Crooks also set national and CIASA age-group records in the 11-12 Girls 100m butterfly with a time of 1:09.31 to win a silver medal in the event.

Cayman’s other gold medal came courtesy of Avery Lambert in the 13-14 Girls 800m freestyle, winning in 9:41.07, with Raya Embury-Brown third in 9:48.75.

The Girls 15-17 800m freestyle provided a pair of podium finishes. Samantha Bailey was second in 9:39.52 and Elana Sinclair third in 9:49.22.

John Bodden and Alex Dakers were second and third in the Boys 15-17 1500m freestyle. Bodden touched the wall in 16:36.96 and Dakers in 16:55.99.

Overall, there were several good performances from the young swimmers with many others making finals, including multiple relay teams.

**CIASA records can be broken by any CIASA registered member.
**Swimmers must be CIASA registered members and have Caymanian status to hold national records.

CaymanSportsBuzz.com will have more coverage on day two of competition.

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