Olympians making quite a splash

Local swimmers get another chance to compete with Olympic and world champs this weekend.

Sea swims are on Saturday 12 January with registration taking place at Governor’s Beach at 2pm with fees at an astoundingly low $10 for swimming association members and $15 for non-members.

The three world class swimmers, who gave clinics to the kids on Thursday and Friday, are American Conor Dwyer and the British pair of Caitlin McClatchey and Liam Tancock. They have made quite an impression and inspired many.

The registration can be downloaded from www.caymanactive.com or the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association website at www.ciasa.ky and payment made upon registration at the beach.

Martin Bures of Care Pharmacy, Queens Court Plaza is delighted to work with CIASA to make the fundraising Event possible:

“In the effort to achieve the highest level of participation the sea swims are an easy 200m and 400m distance,” Bures said. “We are proud to be part of such exciting event, involving Olympians, CIASA members, the public and Cayman’s youth.

“This is a family affair and everyone is welcome. I believe the sea swims will, once again, put Cayman in the forefront of the international swimming community while also raising important funds to help CIASA make swimming a sport that can help Caymanians achieve their Olympic dreams.

“Care Pharmacy is a proud sponsor of such sporting events.”

Then on Sunday The Brunch and Silent Auction is at The Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort and tickets can be purchased by contacting either Melanie Solomon [email protected] or 925-9652 or Adrien Royston [email protected] 327-1344.

Due to the overwhelming demand for tickets, the brunch has been moved to a larger space. Tickets are $25 for children 5-12 (under 5 is free) and $75 for adults.

Brunch will be a fantastic family affair and there will be a silent auction, raffles and door prizes to be won. Every dollar raised will go to CIASA’s Swim Programmes – supporting the youth, promoting a healthy life style and swimming towards a community where every child can swim by the age of 10.