Hew, Jackson break more records in the pool

Lauren Hew and Ali Jackson

Records continued to fall on Wednesday, 7 December, as Cayman Islands swimmers Lauren Hew and Ali Jackson made waves at the FINA World Short Course Championships in Windsor, Ontario.

On day two of the meet, both teenagers competed in the 100-metre freestyle. They each swam new personal best times and set new Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) and Cayman Islands National Records.

Jackson (59.24 seconds) in the Girls 13-14 Age Group – where she lowered her own record, and Hew (56.99) in the Girls Senior category where another of Olympian Lara Butler’s records, set in October 2015, tumbled.

A day earlier, Hew, 17, established new national and CIASA marks in the women’s 100-metre backstroke (1:03.35) and 200-metre freestyle (2:03.46). Both records were previously held by Lara Butler. Jackson, who also competed in the 100-metre backstroke, had a personal best time of 1:07.30.

On Thursday, 8 November, all three of Cayman’s swimmers will be in action. Alex McCallum will complete in the 50-metre backstroke and the 50-metre freestyle; Alison Jackson in the 100-metre individual medley; and Lauren Hew in the 200m backstroke.

Read recap of day one.

CaymanSportsBuzz.com will have more updates as the championships continues.

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