An enterprising group of women have
come up with a novel way of raising money for the local swimming community – a
world record bikini event.
They are in the process of
organising the world’s largest bikini parade. It will be at Seven Mile Beach on
Thursday 17 June, two days before the annual Flowers One Mile Sea Swim.
The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming
Association world record team is; Avril Brophy, Maria Butler, Monica Czorny, Sook
Lee Yin, Brenda McGrath and Nicole Wild Merl.
“We have applied and received the
record breakers pack from the Guinness World Records,” said Wild Merl.
“The largest bikini parade was
achieved by 287 participants in an event organised by Kellogg’s Special K in
Johannesburg, South Africa, last November.
“In keeping with the current Guinness World
Record guidelines, our attempt will be measured by the number of volunteers who
participate with the intention of blasting the current record.”
Males as well as females are
encouraged to don bikinis for the good cause. Entry is $15 and all proceeds
will go to the swimming programme.
As a non-profit organisation CIASA
will use the donations raised from this event to fund its various programmes, including
development of swimming as a life-skill for youngsters to make them water-safe
and development of Cayman’s competitive swimmers to get them eligible for
international Games like CARIFTA, CAC, Pan AM, Commonwealth and ultimately the
The funds will also be directed to
support community events such as the open water sea swims both in Grand Cayman
and Cayman Brac and adult swimming programmes through the Hammerheads Master
For more information, email: [email protected]