Cayman swimmers surpass all-time medal count at CARIFTA | Loop Cayman Islands

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With one of the largest qualifying teams to participate at the Carifta Swimming and Open Water Championships which took place in Barbados this year, the Cayman Islands has excelled and broken records at the 2022 Carifta aquatic events.

After the four days of competition that concluded yesterday, The Bahams lead overall with 975 points, Jamaica was second on 833.5 points, Cayman Islands was third with 754 and Trinidad and Tobago rounded out the Top 5 teams with 355 points.

Cayman ended the evening and the pool swimming competition by taking bronze medals in the Girls 11-12- and 15-17-year-old 4 x 50m Freestyle relays.

Today, April 20, is the final day of swimming with an early morning openwater session at Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown, Barbados.

CARIFTA 2022 Swim points after Day 4

The results on the final night of the 35th annual Carifta Swimming Championships were as follows, according to reports from the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture, & Heritage, via CIASA.

Kyra Rabess, Jillian Crooks, Lila Higgo, and Coco McGrath led on behalf of the Cayman team.

A night after her spectacular closing sprint to claim a silver medal in the 200m Butterfly, Rabess led from the start in the 400m Freestyle, to edge teammate and silver medalist Harper Barrowman. Sofia Bonati placed 5th, while brother Stefano and Riley Watson took 6th place in their age group finals.

Jillian Crooks and Lila Higgo earned gold medals for the third time in 4 nights in the Backstroke, this time in the 200m event. Crooks, the top points winner in the 15-17-year-old girls age group, also won gold in the 100m Freestyle. Higgo, the top points winner in the 13-14-year-old girls division broke the Carifta record in the 200 Back, her third during the meet. Lila also added silver to her medal haul in the 100m Free.

Luke Higgo and Watson collected silver in their 200m Backstroke events, while James Allison placed 5th, Eva Oldfield 7th in their 50m Free finals.

Coco McGrath swept the Gold in each Breaststroke event this week, last night winning the 100m final, while Azania Osborne finished 4th. Dominic Hilton took 4th, Kaitlyn Sullivan 5th and Brianna Fischetti 6th in their 100m races.