Cayman's best swimmers are set to dive into the Camana Bay Sports Complex Pool this month for the Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association National Championships.
The four-day meet begins on Saturday, 10 Feb.
Approximately 200 swimmers are expected to compete and represent three local swim clubs: Seven Mile Swimmers, Stingray Swim Club and Camana Bay Aquatic Club.
"It is our national championships where swimmers could realise performances to qualify to CARIFTA or other international competition," Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association Technical Director Jacky Pellerin said.
Individuals to keep an eye on this year include Harper Barrowman, Sierrah Broadbelt and Teagan Nash – of Seven Mile Swimmers – as well as Stingray Swim Club's Dominic Gunn, all of whom won gold medals at the 2023 CARIFTA meet. Will Sellars, Danny Kish, Dominic Hilton, Jordan Lisle, Lennox Turnham and Riley Watson are also among favourites to perform well.
The pool at the Camana Bay Sports Complex has emerged as the favourite facility to host the event.
"This is the only pool on the island that offers the optimum conditions for organising such an event," Pellerin said.
This article was originally featured in the February 2024 print edition of Camana Bay Times.