Swimmers complete successful world championships

Cayman's World Championships trio L-R: Ali Jackson, Alex McCallum, Lauren Hew

Cayman Islands swimmers on Saturday, 10 December, wrapped up a successful week of competition at the FINA World Short Course Championships in Ontario, Canada.

While there, a number of Cayman Islands national records and Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) records were broken and several personal best times achieved by the trio of Lauren Hew, Ali Jackson and Alex McCallum.

“Cayman was well represented at the FINA World Championships (25m) this past week,” said CIASA President Michael Lockwood. “The experience they gained has whet their appetites to continue competing at this level, and with continued hard work, commitment and training I see no reason why they will not do so again.”

Hew, 17, set new marks in the women’s 100-metre backstroke (1:03.35), 200-metre freestyle (2:03.46), and 100-metre freestyle (56.99).

Jackson also returned home with a new national and CIASA record of 59.24 seconds for the Girls 13-14 age group for the 100-metre freestyle. The 14 year-old was swimming at her first world championships.

Also making his world championship debut was McCallum, who turned in multiple lifetime best performances, including the 100-metre freestyle in his last event when he touched the wall in 52.20 seconds.

Read other stories from the world championships:

Hew sets national records at FINA championships

Hew, Jackson break more records in the pool

Cayman swimmers bring heat to Canada

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