Serious sea swimmers get their first taste of action this weekend.
The 26th LIME 800 Metre Sea Swim is the first Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association sea swim of the year is on Saturday.
It starts at 4pm, with registration from 3 to 3.45pm at Governor’s Beach and runs north, parallel to Seven Mile Beach starting at Governor’s Beach and ending at Public Beach.
Swimmers who are not already members of the swimming association can pay membership dues when they sign up, securing discounted registration fees for the entire family for the duration of the swim series.
“LIME’s sponsorship of open water swimming is something which we consider to be in perfect alignment with our commitment to the communities we live and work in,” said Tony Ritch, general manager of LIME Cayman. “We believe strongly in supporting the Caribbean way of life and a sea swim is the most natural way to exercise here – we encourage you all to come out to Seven Mile Beach this weekend and take part whether this is your first or your 26th sea swim.”
The sea swim attracts a wide variety of participants – competitive and noncompetitive – of all ages and is an ideal family activity.
All swimmers are provided with swim caps, which must be worn for safety reasons. There are also event T-Shirts, trophies for the top three male and female finishers in each age group and Subway sandwiches and refreshments provided.