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:
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)
Lauren Hew – gold (100-metre backstroke)
Sabine Ellison – gold (400-metre IM)
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)
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.”