The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming
Association opens its 2010 Open Water season this weekend.
It is the second annual LIME 800m
Sea Swim on Saturday, starting at Governor’s Beach.
The race will start at 4pm with
registration opening in the Governor’s Beach parking lot at 3:15pm.
The LIME 800m swim is the first of
five 800m swims this season, and CIASA is welcomes back all of their major
sponsors, including Butterfield, Foster’s Food Fair and CUC.
CNB is again sponsoring the Cayman
Brac 800m swim on 17 April and with hotels back up and running the Sister
Island Swim Club is hoping to see increased interest and participation from
Grand Cayman-based swim-enthusiasts this season.
The 18th version of the ever-popular
Flowers One-Mile is on 19 June.
Cayman’s long-distance swimmers are
happy to learn that CIASA has added the two-mile swim back to the calendar this
year; with the 5k and 10k swims scheduled around Pirates’ Week.
CIASA President Bill McFarland is
excited to see the 2010 swim season start. “Open Water swimming continues to
grow in popularity around the world and in the Cayman Islands,” he said.
“Last year, we saw participation
records being broken in our 800m swims as Cayman swimmers came out in droves to
enjoy our well-run races and we hope to build on that momentum this year.
“CIASA is also pleased to announce
that Frank Flowers is bringing his magic touch to our Pirates’ Week 5k swim,
with a view to developing that swim as a marquee event on our open water calendar.
“On top of that, our new Governor,
Duncan Taylor is an avid open water swimmer. It all promises to be a great year
for open water swimming in the Cayman Islands.”