Back to the open water


Due to impending weather and water conditions predicted for this weekend, the 29th Annual CUC 800m and 400m sea swims will be postponed to Saturday 14 October 2017.


It’s back to the open water for competitive and leisure athletes as the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) hosts the 29th Annual CUC 800m Sea Swim on Saturday, 7 October.

The race takes place on a loop course off Governor’s Beach at 4:00 p.m. and will be followed by a 400m swim for those aged 12 years and younger.  Registration starts at 3:00 p.m. and cuts off 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the race.

The CUC 800m Sea Swim is the second open water race of the 2017-18 season, following the Foster’s Food Fair-IGA 800m Sea Swim on 16 September.

John Bodden (file photo)

At that race, John Bodden of Stingray Swim Club continued his dominant showing on the sea, having proved unstoppable in recent years among local swimmers. However, with top prizes being awarded for the top three places in various age groups, the race is expected to provide some exciting finishes.

Additionally, CIASA sees events like the CUC 800m Sea Swim as a great way for younger athletes to prepare for longer open water competitions like the 5K distance.


800m CIASA Members: CI$10 for children and CI$15 for adults

800m Non-Members: CI$15 for children and CI$20 for adults

400m Ages 12 and Under $10

If weather conditions threaten the safety of the swimmers or organisers, the race may be cancelled at the discretion of the Race Director.

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