Brave Rose is sea swim cancer heroine

Another major sea swim will soon be making waves in Cayman tomorrow.

The sixth annual Butterfield Bank 800m Sea Swim will start at 4:00pm in front of the Governor’s House.

Competitors will swim along the shoreline and finish up at Public Beach.

Registration will take place from 3-3:45pm prior to the race in the Governor’s Beach parking lot.

Registration fees are CI$10 for adults and CI$5 for youngsters who are swim association members. For non-members, the fees are CI$15 for adults and CI$10 for young people.

This year’s race will see its funds donated to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS). Every year earnings from the race are given to a worthy cause.

Among the competitors set to race is Rose Lewis. A swim instructor and enthusiast, Lewis is a cancer survivor and an avid supporter of the CICS.

In fact, Lewis has raised $5,000 in pledges for the Cancer Society. As a result, organizers are offering a prize to participants. A gift basket will be awarded to the person who comes closest to guessing her finishing time.

CIASA member Bill McFarland says the race should be fun for all.

‘Swim conditions should be excellent for this weekend’s swim. The Swim Association is looking forward to hosting another fun-filled event.

‘The association would also like to thank Butterfield Bank for their generous support of Cayman swimming. We are hoping for a great turn out from the community as they support Miss Rose in her efforts to raise funds for the CICS.’

Swimmers of all abilities are encouraged to take part. All registrants receive a Butterfield Bank swim-cap, t-shirt, and pizza. Sports drinks and water will also be supplied by Gatorade and Le Bleu.

The top-three finishers in each age group will be awarded medals.

Registration forms may be downloaded from www.ciasa.ky. Further information is available from [email protected].

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