Brac 800m was for all

More than 50 swimmers took part in an 800-metre sea swim on Cayman Brac on Sunday.

If there was any doubt that swimming appeals to both the young and the not so young, Sunday’s race proved that it is a sport for all ages.

The youngest swimmer was six-year-old Abbey Walton, the oldest was Frank Flowers who won first place in the over-60 men’s category, and Lois Moody, 14, came third in the race that attracted 54 swimmers.

In first and second place were Steve Munatones and Lexie Kelly, respectively. Both had earlier in the day completed a five-mile swim from Cayman Brac to Little Cayman in a record-setting one hour and 53 minutes.

“I think this was harder. This was a sprint,” said Kelly immediately after the 800-metre swim. In fourth place was Alex Harling, while Governor Duncan Taylor was just seconds behind him in fifth.

Prizes were given to winners in different age categories, so there were a lot of winners on the day.

All of the swimmers who took part in the race and who planned to attempt to do the five-mile swim from Cayman Brac to Little Cayman the following day won medals.