Jackson commits to Northern Colorado University

Swimmer Sarah Jackson, who has represented the Cayman Islands at several overseas competitions including the CARIFTA Aquatic Championships and the Commonwealth Youth Games, has announced her plan to attend Northern Colorado University next year.

Jackson, who attends St Ignatius Catholic School, made the announcement about her plans for 2019 in a social media post last weekend.

“I’m beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Northern Colorado!!! Thank you to my coaches, teammates and family for all the support. GO BEARS!” she stated with a photo of her wearing the university’s sweater while posing on the ironshore at iconic Grand Cayman beach, Smith Barcadere (Smith Cove).

She was among a group of swimmers from Stingray Swim Club, who trained at the Division I school’s facilities over the summer.

Jackson competed in the 50m butterfly at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas, setting a then personal best time of 30.41 seconds.

She’s also been a captain of the of the Cayman Islands team at the CARIFTA Aquatic Championships, making her most recent representation at the Caribbean-wide meet last Easter. She joins a growing cast of swimmers from the islands, who will be competing at overseas universities and colleges.

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