The Flowers Sea Swim is nearing and as part of the event Red Sail Sports, together with Aqualung and DAN, will be hosting the Caribbean’s first Scuba Mile Relay Race in Grand Cayman.
It will be on 15 June for teams of four divers to race and all proceeds from the Cayman Scuba Mile will go to the Special Olympics Cayman Islands.
A longtime advocate of SOCI, Red Sail Sports hopes to make a significant contribution through the efforts of the relay race, which will help support the nonprofit sports training programme which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults.
Rod McDowall, operations manager at Red Sail Sports, said: “We encourage all qualified divers in the Cayman Islands, as well as other countries, to participate in Cayman’s first Scuba Mile Relay Race – our very own divers are putting together their own teams as well.
“It will be an enjoyable and entertaining day out for everybody involved, especially for those who are competing, as their participation will also be contributing to a great cause.”
The inaugural Cayman Scuba Mile has already attracted the attention of numerous divers across the Cayman Islands, as well as throughout the US and Canada.
“The relay race with a difference” will require teams of four divers, together with two safety snorkellers, to race a quarter of a mile each on scuba.The first team to cross the finish line will win bragging rights for a year and will receive a trophy. However, nobody will leave the Scuba Mile empty handed, as all team members will receive a goodie bag and will be entered to win exciting prizes.
The Flowers Sea Swim and Cayman Scuba Mile will be held in tandem on Saturday, 15 June at 2.30pm.