FLOWERS SEA SWIM NEWS
Jordan Wilimovsky and Ashley Twichell each swept their events at the UANA-Flowers sea swims on Saturday and Monday. Wilimovsky, the winner of the Flowers one-mile swim on Saturday, was also the fastest male swimmer in the UANA men’s 10K on Monday in 2:06:04. UANA is the Amateur Swimming Union of the Americas.
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The normally placid scene of Seven Mile Beach was transformed to a carnival Saturday, when thousands of participants and spectators flooded the area for the 25th edition of the Flowers Sea Swim.
Swimmers of global distinction were among the 1,000-plus field in Saturday’s Flowers Sea Swim. Olympians Allison Schmitt and Megan Jendrick took part, along with Penny Pelfrey, who set a world record by swimming from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman.
There’s been a change in the starting point for the Flowers Sea Swim. Saturday’s one-mile open water swim will now start at the Royal Palms and finish at the Westin Grand Cayman. The swim was previously intended to start at the Kimpton Seafire but was changed on Friday.
Over its 25-year history, the Flowers Sea Swim has grown from a back-page notice in tiny type, to a front-page headline-grabbing annual athletic tradition.