Record attendance, tight competition at Lions sprint meet

There were several competitive swims during the Lions Sprint Meet. (Photos courtesy CIASA)

There was standing room only as a record number of swimmers competed in the annual Lions Sprint Swim Meet on 20 May.

A total of 179 athletes from Stingray Swim Club, Camana Bay Aquatic Club, Seven Mile Swimmers, Brac Barracudas and Special Olympians raced head-to-head in the event geared towards younger swimmers.

“This is a great swim meet for those competing for the first time, with age categories as young as six and under,” said Meet Director Kathy Jackson.

Many races proved to be very tight, with one having all six swimmers finish within hundredths of a second of each other. The 9-10 Girls and Boys proved the closest competitions with both top spots resulting in a tie for the High Point Awards.

The boys 13-14 category was dominated by Corey Frederick-Westerborg and Sarah Jackson did the same in the 15 and Over races, both scoring the 30 maximum points for the meet in their respective age groups.

High Point Winners for the age categories:

6 & Under Girls: Leila Coak – 22 points

6 & Under Boys: Taygan McFarlane, Brac Barracudas – 20 points

7-8 Girls: Sierrah Broadbelt, SMS – 28 points

7-8 Boys: Ben Coak, SMS – 28 points

9-10 Girls: Lila Higgo, CBAC / Jillian Crooks, CBAC, tie – 18 points

9-10 Boys: Amari Ried, SMS / Connor MacDonald, CBAC, tie – 18 points

11-12 Girls: Kyra Rabess, SSC – 21 points

11-12 Boys: Finn Bishop, CBAC – 22 points

13-14 Girls: Sabine Ellison, CBAC – 25 points

13-14 Boys: Corey Frederick-Westerborg, SSC – 30 points

15 & Over Girls: Sarah Jackson, SSC – 30 points

15 & Over Boys: Alex McCallum, SSC – 23 points


Team Rankings

Combined Team Scores

1 Stingray Swim Club: 372

2 Camana Bay Aquatic Club: 276

3 Seven Mile Swimmers: 128

4 Cayman Brac Barracudas: 40


Girls – Team Scores

1 Stingray Swim Club: 171

2 Camana Bay Aquatic Club: 167

3 Seven Mile Swimmers: 56

4 Cayman Brac Barracudas: 1


Boys – Team Scores

1 Stingray Swim Club: 201

2 Camana Bay Aquatic Club: 109

3 Seven Mile Swimmers: 72

4 Cayman Brac Barracudas: 39


“The success of swim meets like this year’s Lions Sprint Meet clearly demonstrate that our facilities are at capacity and we need to push on with plans for our 50-metre pool for this next generation of athletes,” said CIASA President Michael Lockwood.

The next swim meet on the calendar at the Lions Pool is the Landon Von Kanel Memorial Swim Meet, 1-4 June 2017. However, swimmers head to the open water for the Butterfield 800m Sea Swim this Saturday.


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