Cayman’s youth contingent continued competitive individual swimming this week at the 18th FINA Long Course World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.
On Thursday (25 July) 19-year-old Lauren Hew clocked 59.57 in the women’s 100 freestyle, good for 56th overall. Hew also swam in the 50 freestyle Saturday, finishing 51st in a time of 27.26. Both were season’s best for the Florida State sophomore.
On Monday (22 July), Crooks swam a personal best in the 200-freestyle clocking 1:56.33, good for 59th overall. He would follow that performance on Wednesday (24 July) with a second personal best in the men’s 100 freestyle swimming 52.36, knocking 0.88 seconds off his seed time.
After finishing 41st on Sunday (21 July) in the women’s 400-freestyle with a time of 4:38.17, 14-year-old Raya Embury Brown broke her own Girls 13-14 long course national record in the 800-freestyle with a new personal best of 9:22.69, lowering her old record 9:25.19 from the 2019 CARIFTA Championships. She’d finish 39th overall.
Olympian Brett Fraser saw his first action in the pool Friday, finishing 55th in the men’s 50 freestyle in a time of 23.12, equaling his seed time.
All four will compete Saturday in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay.