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Landon von Kanel Memorial Meet

Sports 23 Sep, 2020 Follow News

Landon von Kanel Memorial Meet

The annual Landon von Kanel Memorial Meet takes place 25-27 September at the Lions Aquatic Centre.

Hosted by the Stingray Swim Club, this is the first full swimming meet sanctioned by the Cayman Islands Amateur Swim Association to take place since February. The swimming season was disrupted by the COVID-19 lockdown which began in March.

The meet, sponsored by Grant Thornton, honours former Stingray swimmer Landon von Kanel.

Landon became the Cayman Islands’ first CARIFTA swimming medallist in 1996 when he won gold in both the 200M and 400M freestyle events in the youngest age group in Barbados. Landon was tragically killed in a car accident in 2001.

Stingray honours his memory at this meet through our ongoing commitment to provide Cayman’s youth with access to the growth, discipline and focus that come from taking part in organised sports.

The three-day event features competition among swimmers of all ages from Stingray Swim Club, Camana Bay Aquatic Club, Seven Mile Swimmers and other groups. Admission is free to the public.

Meet sessions begin at 5:45pm Friday, 8:15am Saturday and 8:15am Sunday.

Landon’s father Pastor Randy von Kanel and Grant Thornton Managing Partner Dara Keogh will be in attendance Saturday morning to say a few words in Landon’s memory and the importance of the event.

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