Cayman swimmers make record medal haul

It has been a banner year for the Cayman Islands at the 2017 CARIFTA Swimming Championships in the Bahamas. Local swimmers won 47 medals in the pool at the Betty Kelly-Kenning Aquatic Centre through four days of competition, topping the podium 16 time.

When the pool component wrapped up Tuesday night, 18 April, in addition to the 16 gold medals won by the Cayman Islands, there were also 14 silvers and 17 bronze medals. Team Cayman won double-digit medals for each of the four days and turn their attention on Wednesday to the open water swims.

The following are medals won on the final day of competition in the pool:


Lauren Hew: Girls 15-17 400m freestyle (4:28.83)

Lauren Hew: Girls 15-17 200m backstroke (2:25.68)

Ali Jackson: Girls 13-14 50m freestyle (26.97)

Avery Lambert: Girls 11-12 200m backstroke (2:34.53)



Avery Lambert: Girls 11-12 400m freestyle (4:44.00)



Zachary Moore: Boys 13-14 400m freestyle (4:25.45)

Zachary Moore: Boys 13-14 200m backstroke

Ria Plunkett: Girls 13-14 400m freestyle (4:42.59)

Corey Frederick-Westerborg: Boys 11-12 50m freestyle (27.13)

Samantha Bailey, Lauren Hew, Ella Plunkett, Sarah Jackson: Girls 15-17 4 x 50m relay (1:51.29) will have a more detailed story later.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.