Sport those bikinis for charity

It is almost time to jump into
bikinis for a good cause. Next Thursday, 17 June, sees Cayman’s first attempt
at smashing the Guinness world record for the largest parade of bikinis in
history.

Tiki Beach Bar on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman
will be the site for the parade at 5.30pm. Last minute registration takes place
at 5pm with a $15 sign-up fee. Proceeds will go toward the Cayman Islands
Amateur Swimming Association.

X107.1 Emcee Chloe Hill will host
the event and serve as one of the judges alongside Betty Baraud, Mario Cabezas,
Ian Dawson James and Simon Payne. Chief organisers for the parade include Avril
Brophy, Maria Butler, Monica Czorny, Laurice Fraser, Dr. Sook Lee Yin, Brenda
McGrath and Nicole Wild Merl.

There will be many prizes during
the parade. Among the categories of note are most creative, retro and funky.
Prizes include a two-night stay at the Marriott Resort Grand Cayman including
breakfast, one year unlimited yoga pass at Bliss in the Marquee plaza worth
$1,200 and a sunset cruise donated by Red Sail Sports for up to 40 participants.

The stakes have been raised ahead
of the parade though as the Guinness World Record organisation has reported
that Gamble, Japan,
is the new record holder as of 23 May for the largest bikini parade at 323
participants.

As a result Ms Yin, who is the
swimming association fundraising chairperson, urged people to participate.

“Recruit your grandma, mum, aunts,
cousins, sisters, godchildren, dogs on leads and get them in a two-piece bikini
and come to Tiki Beach to show your support. The main purpose of this parade is
to support children becoming water-safe and the development of competitive
swimming to the highest level. We need 324 to beat the current record but we
are hoping for 1,000 participants.”

Registration is ongoing for the
parade at the following dates and times:

Friday, 11 June, from 5.30pm at
Sunset House

Saturday, 12 June, from noon at
Coconut Joes

Sunday, 13 June, from noon at Tiki Beach

All participants receive an
official wristband from the swimming association and a celebratory World Record
Cocktail created exclusively by Tortuga Rums. For an extra $35 people can be
presented a certificate. Online registration can be done at www.ciasa.ky.
Pre-registration is recommended.

Participants are eligible for
discounts on bikini purchases (provided that proof of bikini parade registration
is shown) at: Funky Monkey, Governor’s Square (15 per cent), Temptation
Lingerie, Flagship Building (20 per cent) and WAVE, Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman
(20 per cent). There is a party planned after the parade called Summer Solstice
on Friday, 18 June, at 8pm at the Silver Palm Lounge within The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. On a weekend full of activity including the
Flowers Sea Swim, The Ritz-Carlton is heating up summer with a night to
remember. 

For more information email
[email protected] or call 1-345-326-7617.

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