The Camana Bay Aquatic Club, located in the Cayman Islands, traveled to Orlando, Florida last weekend for the 2014 Highlander Invitational, and not only did they have a great time, as the video above evidenced, but they had great success as well.
That included two Cayman Islands National Age Group Records at the long course meet. 10-year old Liam Sinclair placed high in his age group in several events, including as the second-highest finishing 10-year old in the open-seeded men’s 400 free with a 5:34.12. That demolished by 48 seconds the record of a swimmer who would become very familiar to most of the swimming community later in his career: future NCAA Champion Shaune Fraser, who was a 6:22.25 back in 1998. That record was the second-oldest in the Cayman Islands’ long course boy’s record book. Fraser’s count now will drop to ‘only’ 53 records of various ages in his native country.
Also in that race, Stefano Bonati was a 6:30.80. Though that placed him second-to-last, he is only 8 years old, which puts a whole different spin on the result. It breaks Sinclair’s record, in fact, set two years ago, by 25 seconds. This Camana Bay team has a bright future of record-breaking and perhaps bringing brand new depth to swimming in the Cayman Islands.