The next big event on the open
water swimming schedule is this weekend.
The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming
Association sea swim calendar resumes after the summer break with the 26th Annual
Fosters Food Fair 800m swim on Saturday, 11 September. With the return of kids
to the pool program and the arrival of many new financial services employees on
the island, the Fosters Food Fair swim routinely proves to be one of the most
popular events of the year.
Last year’s winners, Seiji Groome
and Lara Butler, will no doubt challenge the field again after their recent
success at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Masters swimmers Johan
Heath, Jasper Mikkelsen and Mark Matthews (current swimming association
president) showed their mettle by placing in the top 10 overall. Andrea
Kilam-Higgo was not far behind in 12th overall.
Preregistration is available online
at www.caymanactive.com. Race day registration and check-in is 3-3.45pm at
Governor’s Beach with a 4pm race start time. The race finishes at Public Beach,
with refreshments, age group awards and tee-shirts.
Entry fees are: CI$10 for children
and CI$15 for adults (for swimming association members) and CI$15 for children
and CI$20 for adults (for non-members).
The calendar for the remainder of
the open water season sees a two-mile sea swim on 9 October, the 22nd annual
CUC 800m swim on 23 October and the 30th annual Pirates Week 5K swim on 13 November.
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