Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championship (CCCAN) is an Age Group swimming championship with 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 and an 18 and over age categories. Cayman's swimmers are aged from 12 to 18 years old. The Cayman Islands Swim Team includes eleven swimmers: Will Sellars, Corey Frederick-Westerborg, Kaitlyn Sullivan, Stephanie Royston, Harper Barrowman, Stefano Bonati, Sarah Jackson, Alex Dakers, Lauren Hew, Zachary Moore and Jake Bailey.
The Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championship will be hosted in Barbados at the Barbados Aquatics Center in Wildey, Christ Church, from June 28th to July 2nd, 2019. Over 500 swimmers across all swimming disciplines and over 400 swimmers in competitive swimming over 151 events. The races will be swam as preliminary qualifying heats in the morning and finals in the evenings, a similar format to CARIFTA and other four or five day swim meets.
Twenty eight countries will be represented at the swimming championships, including:
Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba,Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, MeÌxico, Nicaragua, PanamaÌ, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vicente and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and the US Virgin Islands.
“Cayman has become a competitive force and a challenger to much bigger teams from bigger islands. With number one seeding in some races and podium position seeding in several others, Team Cayman is ready”, stated Stephen Broadbelt, CIASA Director for PR & Media.
Technical Director Bailey Weathers, commented “The swimmers are excited and it looks like it is going to be a fast meet. 493 swimmers from 28 countries in the pool and 81 swimmers from 13 countries in open water”.
Results will be posted after each day of events on the site https://www.swimbarbados.com/
The Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) is a volunteer, not-for-profit association dedicated to furthering the interests of all aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands. CIASA is the recognised Governing Body of aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands and is a member of FINA, UANA, CCCAN and the CIOC. For more information on CIASA please visit www.ciasa.ky.
Cayman Islands Swimming 2019 CCCAN Team
L-R: Coach Kirk Ermels, Coach Darren Mew, Will Sellars, Corey Frederick-Westerborg, Kaitlyn Sullivan, Stephanie Royston, Team Manager Terry Barrowman. Second row: Harper Barrowman, Stefano Bonati, Sarah Jackson, Alex Dakers. Absent from photo: Lauren Hew, Zachary Moore and Jake Bailey