Stingray’s secret weapon? Just call her Beverly


They call her Beverly.

A 50-pound structure of pure plastic and ingenuity. A old-school training method Stingray Swim Club Head Coach David Pursley says is the team’s secret weapon.

“The bucket system is just basically resistance training. Every sport has weights, obviously we are not a land-based sport, so we use the buckets to try and provide them a way to build power and strength in the water.”

Stingray swimmers say it’s become a key part of their training regime.

“It definitely helps with like sprinting and being able to pull yourself forward” said Elana Sinclair.

“It builds the resistance while you try and keep a good stroke like a good line and a good stroke so it helps you perfect your technique” said Alison Jackson.

Kyra Rabess said “It helps with the power, so you learn to resist, and then without the bucket you feel like your flying because of less resistance. It helps you create muscle.”

The Bucket System was built with help from Rotary Central, Rotary Sunrise and the Lions Club. Coach Pursley along with Stingray’s parents then assembled the structure.

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TagsAlison Jackson beverly bucket system dave pursley elana sinclair kyra rabess stingray stringray swim club

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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at or .

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