Cayman’s Jillian Crooks performs well at Mission Viejo swim series Loop Cayman Islands

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Cayman swimmer Jillian Crooks came out on top in the C Finals of the Women’s 100m Freestyle with a time of 56.30 on day 2 of the 2023 TYR Pro Swim Series held at the Marguerite Aquatic Center in Mission Viejo, CA, from May 17 to 20.

As usual, Crooks was one of the quickest into the pool in the C Finals, with only Brooke Schaffer ahead of her at the jump.

Halfway through the race, Crooks was just behind Emily Gantris by about two-hundredths of a second. However, Crooks worked hard and fought back from lane 5, ultimately pushing ahead of the field to win the C Finals of the Women’s 100m Freestyle.

The relentless Crooks also participated in the C Finals of the Women’s 50m Backstroke. Again she was quick off the mark and swam well, but in the end, Alex Roberts took the number one spot in this event.

Moving onto day 3 of the 2023 TYR Pro Swim Series, Crooks participated in the B Finals of the Women’s 50m Butterfly. Hard fought, she finished with a time of 27.53, with the commentator remarking that Crooks “sets a new mark in this event for the second time on this day.”

Crooks continued her excellent progress on day 4 in B Finals of the Women’s 50m Freestyle where she was the fastest to enter the pool. She finished with a time of 25.87, two-hundredths of a second behind second-place winner Emily Gantris who Crooks surpassed in a previous race.

Reactions on Crooks’ Facebook page also noted that her time in Swimming in the 50m Free “B” Final was “a lifetime best and CIASA & NATIONAL Record breaking time.”

The comments also noted that, with this time, Crooks would “secure the B cut for the 2023 World Championships.”

Last but not least, Crooks completed the C Finals of the Women’s 100m Butterfly on day 4. She finished that race with a time of 1:02.81 (earlier, Crooks finished with a faster time in Heat 2 of the Women’s 100m Butterfly with a time 1:02.41, a “lifetime best,” according to her Facebook page).

Cayman supporters now look forward to supporting Crooks and other Cayman swimmers at upcoming events.