Over 70 CI athletes and swimmers going to CARIFTA

| 16/03/2023 | 9 Comments
  • CARIFTA 2023 cayman Islands team, Cayman News Service
  • CARIFTA 2023 cayman Islands team, Cayman News Service

(CNS): The Cayman Island will be sending two National Teams to represent the country at the regional 2023 CARIFTA championships next month. Fifty-four swimmers are heading to Curaçao to compete in the pool and open water, which will be held 3-11 April, and 18 athletes will be competing in the track and field events in the Bahamas, which will be held 7-10 April.

Sports Minister Bernie Bush offered his congratulations to both teams as they begin final training and preparations ahead of the Games.   

“As you compete and give it your all, remember that you are representing your families and your team but also your country. Know that the Cayman Islands is watching and waiting to hear of your accomplishments and each success, whether that is a medal or a personal best, because it is an achievement for the country collectively,” he told the young competitors.

See the full list of competitors on the government website here.

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  1. Gray Matter says:

    Why is this news ? …. What about heart attacks and diabetes and high blood pressure. Have these still happening .

  2. Anonymous says:

    The qualifying standards for swimming are long overdue for review.
    Not just locally or regionally, but also at the highest (Olympics) level.
    The majority of all western nation Olympics’ team is made up of their swim squad – the majority of which don’t stand a chance of winning anything.
    Just taking up space and resources.

    • Anonymous says:

      The qualifying standards are irrelevant to the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee, who are only interested in numbers because for each attending athlete, there’s free trips to be had for the hangers on.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think that it is the multitude of events (stroke, distance, combo) that creates the numbers.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Fix the dump

  4. Anonymous says:

    Way to go!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Best of luck young athletes! Do your best and enjoy the experience!

    • Anonymous says:

      why the thumbs down? should they not do their best and enjoy the opportunity of representing their country?


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