Busy start to 2019 for Stingray Swim Club

Stingray swimmers started 2019 with open water beach training on New Year’s Day and have not slowed down since – with swim action taking place every weekend in January.


Board of Directors

The new directors, elected at the end of 2018 at Stingray Swim Club’s AGM, assumed their roles effective 1 January. The new President, Marlene West, is a well-known personality in sporting circles and she – along with her new board and coaching team – are looking forward to another successful year.

Other members of the new board are: Lynne Walton, Vice President; Victoria Havlin-Hollingworth, Treasurer; Samantha Fletcher-Watts: Secretary; Kathryn Jackson, Public Relations Officer; Karen Watson, Corporate Sponsorship; Tracey-ann Lawle, Parent Group Liasion; Lucy Muyunga, Social/Banquet; Bonnie Bloxham, Equipment/Apparel and Supplies and Carrol Marc Cooper, Fundraising.

Members of the new Stingray (SKY – Stingray Cayman) Board:
L- R: Victoria Havlin-Hollingworth, Treasurer; Lucy Muyunga, Social/Banquet; Kathryn Jackson, Public Relations Officer; Tracey-Ann Lawle, Parent Group Liasion; Marlene West, President; Bonnie Bloxham, Equipment/Apparel and Supplies and Samantha Fletcher-Watts: Secretary. Missing from photo: Lynne Walton, Vice President; Karen Watson, Corporate Sponsorship and Carrol Marc Cooper, Fundraising.


Friday Night Lights and EY Sprint – January 4-5th

Friday Night Lights and the EY Winter Sprint Meet were once again the scene of Cayman’s first swim meet for the year. Hosted by Stingray Swim Club (SSC) at the Lions Aquatic Centre (LAC) Cayman’s finest and fastest swimmers, of varying ages and abilities, were back on the blocks for the first fully officiated meets of 2019. Joining Stingray were swimmers from Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC), Seven Mile Swimmers (SMS) and Stingray’s Special Olympic swimmers who train regularly with the club and compete in all their meets.

Friday Night Lights saw the 11 & Over swimmers taking part in the long distance races – 400s, 800s and 1500s; while the EY Sprint is fast and furious with swimmers taking part, depending on their age group, in 25m or 50m races – and for some swimmers, the 100m IM a fast paced sprint event which (because it is a 100m IM event) can only be swum in short course pools.

“The commitment and dedication of Cayman’s young swimmers is something our community should be proud of,” said Blaise Ting, Executive Director EY Cayman Ltd. “We are proud to support Cayman’s swimmers, and we are proud to once again support Stingray Swim Club, a sporting organisation which has been a part of Cayman’s swimming community for over 20 years.”

Friday Night Lights FINA High Points Swim winners were Female: Sam Bailey, 538 points for the 800m freestyle in a time of 9:49.21,and Male: Liam Henry, 524 points for the 200m freestyle in a time of 2:03.24.

EY Sprint High Points Winners – who all won movie passes – were: Female 6&U Holly Clark Terrel, SSC; 7-8 Cassidy Coles, SSC; 9-10 Sierrah Broadbelt, SMS; 11-12 Harper Barrowman, SMS; 13-14 Kyra Rabess, SSC and 15&O Alison Jackson. Male 7=8 Charlie Dickson, SMS; 9-10 Jan Morris, SMS: 11-12 Will Sellars, SMS; 13-14 Corey Frederick-Westerborg, SSC and 15&O Liam Henry, SSC.

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