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Crooks siblings to represent Cayman at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2022

Sports 24 Nov, 2022 Follow News

Crooks siblings to represent Cayman at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2022

With two years until the Paris 2024 Summer Olumpics, the competitive swimming year comes to and end at the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Melbourne, 13-18 December. Among the swimmers who will compete, a Cayman delegation composed of two athletes with diverse strengths and experience, Cayman’s Jordan Crooks and Jillian Crooks.

Cayman’s technical director Jacky Pellerin will lead the Cayman delegation, “Jordan and Jillian both have a FINA B Cut for the World Swimming Championships, showing that Cayman swimming is poised for future successes. To make that next step and compete in finals swims on the international stage they have a little more work to do – but the incredibly high level they are swimming at right now gives me great confidence that they will achieve it. In less than a month, we will all be following and cheering on Jordan and Jillian in Melbourne, Australia.”

Both Jordan and Jillian have significant experience at both the Cayman Islands Junior and Senior National Team level – with Jordan currently making his name known as a sophomore at the University of Tennessee and Jillian, who , who competes in the US with Florida based TS Aquatics and who recently committed to join her brother at Tennessee in 2024.

Swimmer profiles for Jillian and Jordan, along with the events they are swimming at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) are:

Jillian Crooks

Home Schooled

50m butterfly – 13 December

100m freestyle – 14 December

Home club - Camana Bay Aquatic Club

 Jordan Crooks

University of Tennessee

Sophomore

100m freestyle – 14 December

50m freestyle – 16 December

Home club - Camana Bay Aquatic Club

CIASA President, Steve Broadbelt comments, “All of Cayman swimming  will be following along as Jordan and Jillian represent Cayman in Australia in December. We have a  significant number of swimmers – at home and overseas – with great potential for the future, but the lack of pool space makes it harder. The long-awaited 50m pool will provide extra space for training, and reduce the need for our top swimmers to constantly train so late in the evenings or to head overseas for school and training.”


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