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FINA World Championships- Shanghai, China

Bethany Cook at Cayman Physiotherapy supports the Fraser boys en-route to the London Olympics 2012

The Summer and Fall of 2011 will be one long remembered by the Cayman Islands for the many accomplishments of Brett and Shaune Fraser, two of the Cayman Islands' elite athletes and certainly the most accomplished swimmers in the islands' history.  The dream of becoming elite swimmers on the international scene has gradually become a reality as the brothers have transitioned from the demands of being student-athletes at the University of Florida, to full-time athletes seeking to become more than mere participants at the 2012 Olympic games to be held in London.  

The epic journey has seen the brothers participate at numerous events within the United States of America but it has also afforded them the opportunity to represent the Cayman Islands at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China in July and the 16th Pan-American games in Guadalajara, Mexico in October. Whilst performing their international duties, the brothers have been supported by Cayman Physiotherapy's own Bethany Cook. Bethany's contributions have included pre and post-race soft tissue massages, assisted stretching routines and "kinesio" taping, which benefited the brothers as they met the demands of the international circuit.  
A summary of the Fraser brothers accomplishments for the Summer/Fall of 2011 are listed below:

14th FINA World Championships- Shanghai, China
Shaune - 200m freestyle, 1:47.73s (FINA "A"  Olympic qualifying time)- 10th; 100m butterfly, 54.19s- 38th

Brett -100m freestyle, 48.98s- 17th; 50m freestyle, 22.65s- 25th

ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships- Stanford, California

Brett attained his FINA "A" Olympic qualifying time for the 200m freestyle 

Minneapolis Grand Prix- Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brett attained the FINA "A" Olympic qualifying time for the 100m freestyle

16th Pan-American Games- Guadalajara, Mexico
Shaune - 100m freestyle, 48.63s (FINA "A" Olympic Qualifying standard) – Bronze; 200m freestyle, 1:48.29s – Silver; 100m butterfly, 52.96s (National Record - FINA "B" Olympic qualifying time) - 4th

Brett- 100m freestyle, 49.07s - 5th; 200m freestyle, 1:47.18s (Pan American Games Record) – Gold; 50m freestyle, 22.60 (National Record - FINA "B" Olympic qualifying time) - 5th

Despite a busy schedule and the mental preparation required to succeed, it should be noted that the brothers continue to be a source of motivation and encouragement for not only their teammates (notably Lara Butler and Tori Flowers who joined them at the Pan-American Games) but also for the entire Cayman Islands. Cayman Physiotherapy clinic wish the Fraser brothers the best of luck during their preparation and ultimately their participation in the 2012 Olympic games!