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John Gray wins inaugural Public High School Swimming Championships

John Gray High School edged Layman E. Scott High School by six points to win the first ever Public High School Swimming Championships Friday (25 May).

It marks the first time all three public High Schools have competed against each other in a meet.

Cayman Islands Government Senior Swimming Instructor Ryan Mushin, who organized the event says it’s the culmination of many months of hard work and planning.

“We’ve always had the dual meet between Clifton Hunter High School and John Gray High School. We’ve always tried to get the Brac here but because of logistics, cost, and flights and time of the year it’s always been difficult but this year we made it work.”

Each event saw one heat for each event for a total of 40 events.

Layman E Scott took the overall medal count with 20 gold 14 silver 12 bronze. John Gray followed in second 16 gold 14 silver 13 bronze, followed by Clifton Hunter (4 gold, 12 silver, 14 bronze). John Gray led girls scores (120) with Clifton Hunter second (114) and Layman E. Scott third (98). Boys scores saw Layman E. Scott first (146) John Gray second (114) and Clifton Hunter third (81.)
Overall results
1st John Gray        328 points
2nd Layman Scott 322 points
3rd Clifton Hunter  271 points
Mushin added the meet is a true demonstration of the untapped talent in Cayman’s public high schools.
“A lot of these kids are raw talent, they don’t swim with any specific clubs, they just swim with their high schools. So it’s a lot of fun for them to compete against people the same level as them.”
John Gray High School Principal Jon Clark says his students showed character in the face of adversity.
“I am very proud of the achievement of our swimmers in difficult conditions today. It is another example of our commitment to hard work. Some of these swimmers have already competed overseas as a School swim team as well as being involved in the excellent club structure on island.”

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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

From Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. It was in this role where he was able to merge his best attributes: sports knowledge and personality. While with the Ticats, Jordan provided live analysis and interviews while developing a digital portfolio of one-on-one interviews, episodic sports comedy and full length sports & news features. He has also worked with CBC Sports for Hockey Night in Canada, the 2014 Sochi Olympics and Special Olympics as well as roles with Cineflix and Cream Productions as an Assistant Director.

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