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Swimming: Broadbelt national record tops NCAC Tar Heel States

A new national swimming record for 10-year-old Sierrah Broadbelt highlighted a slew of personal bests for amateur swimmers representing the Cayman Islands at the North Carolina Aquatic Club (NCAC) Tar Heel States long course meet held 26-28 July at the Koury Natatorium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The Seven Mile Swimmer standout won the Girls 10 & Under 50-metre butterfly in a time of 35.01, bettering the Cayman Islands national Girls 9-10 long course record of 35.15 set by Jillian Crooks in 2017. Broadbelt was also third in 100 backstroke (1:24.46), fourth in the 50 breaststroke (49.05), and fourth in the 100 fly (1:26.53) setting seven personal bests overall.

SMS also had a strong meet from 13-year-old Harper Barrowman. The CCCAN medalist won both the Girls 13-14 200 free (2:13.79), and 100 free (1:01.97), as well as, placing second in the 400-metre individual medley (5:38.79) clocking five personal bests.

Also reaching the podium were SMS’s Kaitlyn Sullivan who won the Girls 13-14 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:57.54, and James Allison who placed third overall in the Boys 13-14 50 freestyle clocking 27.49.

Overall, Seven Mile Swimmers set 33 personal bests in 40 events total.

Eleven swimmers represented Stingray Swim Club including Special Olympics athletes. The team was led by 13-year-old Allyson Belfonte who won the 200-metre butterfly (2:30.11), placed third in the 100 fly (1:09.35), as well as fifth in the 400 IM (5:44.86) and seventh in the 200 individual medley (2:41.64).

Overall, SKY clocked 60 best times.

View all the results here.

(Pictured: James Allison, Harper Barrowman, Sierrah Broadbelt, Leila Kirkconnell, Nadia Simmonds, Kaitlyn Sullivan, Kassandra Adapa, Allyson Belfonte, Jack Clark-Terrell, Sam Dakers, Matthew Javier, Rasheed Lawrence, Andrew Muyanga, Dayana Powery, Chase Watson, Riley Watson, Mikayla Young)


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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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