37 and counting! Cayman’s swimmers going strong

Ali Jackson won gold in Girls 13-14 100m freestyle. (photos courtesy CJ Moore)

It was a big Monday for Team Cayman at the 2017 CARIFTA Swimming Championships in the Bahamas, when they won a dozen more medals to make a three-day total of 37 medals.

Gold medals were won on Monday evening, 17 April, by Stephanie Royston in the Girls 11-12 200m butterfly (2:37.15); Ali Jackson in the Girls 13-14 100m freestyle (58.31), Lauren Hew in the Girls 15-17 100m freestyle (58.30) and Corey Frederick-Westerborg in the Boys 11-12 100m freestyle (58.72). During the preliminaries, 14-year-old Jackson set a new CARIFTA record in the Girls 13-14 100m freestyle with 58.22 seconds.

Frederick-Westerborg also took home a silver medal in the Boys 11-12 200m individual medley, while Hew added individual silver in the Girls 15-17 200m individual medley before teaming up with Sam Bailey, Sarah Jackson and Ella Plunkett for another silver in the Girls 15-17 800m freestyle relay.

Other relay silver medals came from the Girls 13-14 800m freestyle when the team of Ali Jackson, Ria Plunkett, Holly Stradling and Sabine Ellison touched the wall second. The Boys 15-17 team of Jonathan Key, Eddie Weber, Rory Barrett and John Bodden were second in the 800m freestyle relay as well.

Bronze medals were won for the Cayman Islands by Avery Lambert (Girls 11-12 200m individual medley), Sabine Ellison (Girls 13-14 200m individual medley), and John Bodden (Boys 15-17 200m butterfly).

The final day of competition in the pool is Tuesday before swimmers turn their attention to the open water events on Wednesday.

CaymanSportsBuzz.com will have more updates as the 2017 CARIFTA Swimming Championships progresses.

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