Relay to boost CARIFTA pool

The first ever Open Water Relay takes place Saturday and, by getting involved, participants will help the 2014 Cayman Islands National Junior Swim Team to CARIFTA in Aruba.

The CARIFTA team travels on April 22 to Aruba, where they will compete in pool and open water events. The 34-member team of 28 swimmers, three coaches, two managers and a physio have only a week left to complete their fundraising efforts.

The categories for competition are 12-Under swimmers in a 4×500 meter relay and 13-Over swimmers in a 4x800m relay.

Every relay team must consist of four swimmers. The cost to register is $40 per team, or $15 to register as an individual to be placed on a team.

Swimmers do not need to be Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association members to take part. Registration takes place from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at Governor’s Beach, and the race begins at 3 p.m. The cut-off time for completion will be between 60 and 90 minutes.

The course will be triangular with each leg of the relay starting and finishing on land.

Registration forms and waivers are available on the day and registration can be done online on CaymanActive.

This event will be fun for Cayman’s swimming community, and everyone is encouraged to support the team.

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