CIASA changes to reflect growth of aquatic sports

CIASA was first incorporated in 1986.

The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) has been renamed to the Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association. President Michael Lockwood said this was done “to reflect the current situation and the growth of aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands”.

The name change was approved by CIASA members during their 2016 Annual General Meeting.

A recent notice from CIASA to its membership said the Cayman Islands Government approved the changes and that “during its Bureau Meeting held om 30 November 2017 in Sanya, China, FINA approved the change of name and form of amended and restated memorandum and articles of association”.

The changes took effect as of 30 December, 2017.

CIASA President Michael Lockwood

Lockwood, in an email to said when CIASA was first incorporated in 1986, the primary purpose was for the development of swimming in the Cayman Islands.

“Over the past 30 years, the world of aquatics has changed dramatically and now there are six distinctive and recognised aquatic sports including competitive swimming, open water swimming, artistic (synchronised) swimming, water polo, diving and high diving.

“The Cayman Islands has proven itself to be strong in two of these disciplines being swimming and open water swimming. Part of CIASA’s wider vision, values and objectives is to promote the availability of the other aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands and start the grassroots movement,” Lockwood explained.

He pointed out that there has already been success with Caymanite Synchro, the islands’ first artistic (synchronised) swimming school.

Meantime, CIASA has also completed its registration under the newly enacted Non-Profit Organisations Law, 2017.

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