National swimming championships underway

Jillian Crooks of Camana Bay Aquatic Club in action on Day 1 of the championships.

Swimmers from the different local clubs are giving their best at the 2018 Cayman Islands National Championships, which opened at Camana Bay Aquatic Club on Thursday, 15 February.

Athletes from Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC), Seven Mile Swimmers (SMS), Stingray Swim Club (SSC), as well as unattached swimmers are competing. The meet features approximately 150 events over four days with morning and evening sessions.

Meet Director Duke Sullivan said in addition to giving athletes something to strive for in terms of standing on the podium to collect medals, it prepares them for upcoming overseas meets.

“It’s also a good preparation for the CARIFTA event that comes up in April. The idea is to give them the experience of preliminaries in the morning and finals in the evening to have them prepared to do the best they can,” Sullivan told

Sullivan also thanked the many volunteers who have committed to helping ensure a smooth championship event. “It’s nice to see everyone come together,” he said. “It’s good that everybody can come together and give of their time to make it a good experience for the kids.”

The national championships continue until Sunday.

Approximately 150 events are being held over four days. (Photo courtesy CIASA)

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