If one wanted to measure the return to normalcy on Grand Cayman post-Ivan, you only needed to attend the Cable and Wireless 18th Annual 800m Sea Swim held last Saturday.
The first open water event of the CIASA season saw 110 competitors enjoy calm seas and spirited competition along the pristine environs of Seven Mile Beach.
Andrea Fa’amoe, C&W Corporate Communications Manager, noted, ‘We were truly amazed with the large number of swimmers at this event. It was clear that many had been waiting for an opportunity to get out and participate. We are delighted that C&W could provide this opportunity to our local sports community.’
CIASA President Laurice Fraser added, ‘It is a real treat to see swimmers of every age participate in these 800m lengths, as well as many families. Combine this support by our long-time sponsor and dependable Cayman corporate citizen, Cable & Wireless, and it makes us all proud to be involved in the development of the sport.’
As in most other sea swims, the fastest to the finish were the top swimmers from the Stingray Swim Club including Jodie Foster and Andrew Mackay, who was also back on-island for a school break.
At the conclusion of the race, trophies were awarded to the top three male and female finishers in all age categories, while every swimmer received a t-shirt, pizza, and Gatorade and LeBleu refreshments, provided by Progressive Distributors.