Swimmers head back to the sea

Photo courtesy: CIASA

Swimmers get their competitive juices flowing again this weekend, as they participate in a local sea swim race for the first time since 25 March for the Flow 800m Sea Swim this Saturday, 13 May.

The swim starts at 4:00 p.m., with registration from 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. It is being swam on a loop course, starting and ending at Governor’s Beach, on Seven Mile Beach.

“There has been a break since the last sea swim in March. There are two 800m sea swims in May, with the Flow 800m swim and one more before the Flowers One Mile, 5K and 10K Swims in June. These races are a great warm up for novice and competitive swimmers alike,” said Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) president Michael Lockwood.

“We thank Flow for providing this opportunity and look forward to seeing everyone back in the water,” he added.

John Bodden has been dominant in the open water swims.

CIASA’s sea swims attract a wide variety of participants – competitive and non–competitive swimmers of all ages – and are a family activity which allow parents to set a great example of living a healthy life, by swimming with their children. More than a hundred swimmers took part in last year’s Flow 800m Sea Swim.

Registration takes place at Governor’s Beach and registration entry fees are CIASA members: CI$10.00 for children and CI$ 15.00 for adults; non-members: CI$15.00 for children and CI$ 20.00 for adults.

All swimmers are provided with swim caps, which must be worn for safety reasons and there are event T-Shirts, trophies for the top three male and female finishers in each age group and refreshments provided at the end of the race.

The last sea swim was the Massive Open Water Relay on 25 March. The next sea swim on the calendar after the Flow event is the Butterfield 800m Sea Swim on 27 May.

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