Cayman Islands swimmers will have an opportunity to assist children in need around the world this Saturday, May 20th, by participating in the 4th annual Butterfield Bank 800m sea swim.
The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association will donate $5 per registered swimmer to Cayman Loves Children, a local charity that raises awareness about global child poverty and forwards 100 percent of its donations received to UNICEF.
Registration for the Butterfield Bank 800m sea swim will take place in the Governor’s beach parking lot from 3:00-3:45pm, for a 4pm start.
Cayman Loves Children founding member and Cayman Islands Olympic swimmer Andrew Mackay will be in attendance to support CIASA’s fundraising effort and also give the field some tough competition for first-place honours.
‘Following on the success of last year’s ‘World Swim for Malaria’, the Swim Association is pleased to be able to support Cayman Loves Children, a local charity that is doing what it can to alleviate the suffering of children around the globe due to poverty,’ said Cayman Islands Swimming Association Vice-President Bill McFarland. ‘We appreciate Butterfield Bank’s support of this event. Additional donations for Cayman Loves Children will be accepted during registration time.
Swimmers of all abilities are encouraged to take part in the race, with all registrants receiving Butterfield Bank swim-caps, t-shirts, and pizza. Sports drinks and water are being supplied by Gatorade and Le Bleu. The top-three finishers in each age group will be awarded the ever-popular Bobble-Head trophies.
Registration fees are $10 (adults) $5 (youth) for swim association members; $15 (adults), $10 (youth) for non-members.
Registration forms may be downloaded from www.caymanswimming.com.
Learn more about Cayman Loves Children at www.caymanloveschildren.8k.com