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Cayman swimmers return home after 15-medal haul at CARIFTA

Cayman Islands swimmers returned to Grand Cayman Sunday (27 March) after earning 15 medals at the 2016 CARIFTA Swimming Championships, in Martinique.

Cayman was led by Sabine Ellison. Her 43 points were the second-highest total of any girl in the 11-12 year old division.

“I’m really proud that I was able to do this for Cayman and represent,” Ellison said.

Cayman won 12 medals in the pool and added three more in the open water portion of the competition. Here is a list of Cayman’s medalists by day:

Day One

Holly Stradling – silver (800-metre freestyle)

Ria Plunkett – bronze (800-metre freestyle)

John Bodden – bronze (1,500-metre freestyle)

Sabine Ellison – gold (200-metre breastroke)

Day Two 

Lauren Hew – gold (100-metre backstroke)

Sabine Ellison – gold (400-metre IM)

Day Three 

Sabine Ellison – silver (200-metre IM)

Corey Frederick-Westerborg – bronze (200-metre IM)

Sabine Ellison – gold (50-metre breaststroke)

Cole Morgan, Edward Weber, Jonathan Key and John Bodden – silver (4x200m relay)

Day Four

Sabine Ellison – gold (100-metre breaststroke)

Lauren Hew – gold (200-metre backstroke)

Day Five – Open Water 5K

Catriona MacRae – Gold

John Bodden – Gold

Ria Plunkett – Bronze

“I was really excited about it,” Cayman Islands Swimming Technical Director Bailey Weathers said of the meet. “Most of our athletes were at the bottom of their age group this year so I was quite pleased. We expected to have fewer medals than last year and actually had the same number of medals.”

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Click here for team scoring


About the author

Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.


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