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Flowers Sea Swim plunges ahead

You can’t keep a good man down, as they say, and Frank Flowers is one such man. The local businessman and his family have organised...

Scaled-down Flowers Sea Swim planned for October

The annual Flowers Sea Swim is back on, albeit in a significantly scaled-down version.

Flowers Sea Swim presents cheque to Special Olympics

Two Cayman institutions came together on Friday, when the proprietors of the Flowers Sea Swim presented a cheque for $74,000 to Special Olympics Cayman Islands.

Double amputee among fastest finishers in sea swim

Of the 900-plus swimmers that competed in the Flowers Sea Swim on Saturday, few can claim to have come as far or surmounted as many challenges as Jessica Long.

Hundreds turn out for Flowers swim

Around 900 swimmers of all shapes, sizes and ambitions, took to the waters off Seven Mile Beach Saturday for the latest instalment of one of Cayman’s favourite sporting events.

Meyer takes Flowers Sea Swim title as Caymanians shine

Former world champion Alex Meyer pipped Cayman’s own swimming star Shaune Fraser to take victory at the annual Flowers Sea Swim on Saturday.

Flowers Sea Swim: Hundreds take to the open water this weekend

Can it really be that time again? Yes, indeed – the Flowers Sea Swim is celebrating 27 years this Saturday along Seven Mile Beach, when swimmers of all ages and nationalities take to the open water in a flurry of arms and legs.

Flowers goes green with Sea Swim shirts

This year’s participation jersey is, for the first time, being made of material developed from re-purposed plastic.

Flowers Swim makes 10-best world list

The Flowers Sea Swim was recently named one of 10 notable destination swims by Swimming World magazine, an international publication that covers swimming, diving, water polo and other aquatic sports.

EDITORIAL – ‘Raise the Roof’ to help stop domestic abuse

The Crisis Centre is composed of stalwart advocates for a vulnerable population that finds it difficult, or unsafe, to speak out publicly about their experiences.

26th annual Flowers Sea Swim attracts nearly 800 competitors

Nearly 800 swimmers churned up the water off Seven Mile Beach between The Ritz-Carlton and the Royal Palms resorts on Saturday for the 26th annual Flowers Sea Swim.

Kelsey Grammer gets serious for a cause

Kelsey Grammer is mostly known for his work as a comic actor. But Thursday night, he moved a crowd of about 300 people at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort with a tale of sadness.

Weekender Spotlight

It’s all about the fathers this weekend. Weekender Editor Vicki Wheaton shares the best spots to spoil your dad this Father’s Day, including the Marriott's night market. On Saturday, don’t miss the annual Flowers Sea Swim on Seven Mile Beach.

Flowers Sea Swim takes to the water this weekend

As if we needed any more of a reason to dip our toes into the tropical waters of this island paradise, the Flowers Sea Swim returns on Saturday for its 26th anniversary.

‘Frasier’ star Kelsey Grammer guest speaker at charity dinner

The five-time Emmy Award-winning star of “Frasier” is coming to Cayman. Kelsey Grammer will be the celebrity guest speaker at the annual charity dinner at the Flowers Sea Swim to raise funds for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

Flowers Sea Swim photo booth winner

The Cayman Compass would like to congratulate Rolan Ramos on being a Pinnacle Media contest winner.

Wilimovsky, Twichell sweep sea swim races

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.

Flowers Sea Swim 2017 Photo Contest

Enter to win the Flowers Sea Swim 2017 Photo Contest!

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Flowers Sea Swim 2017

25th annual Sea Swim draws thousands

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.

Prominent swimmers join masses for 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.

New starting point for Saturday’s Flowers Sea Swim

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.

EDITORIAL – Flowers Sea Swim: Cayman’s ‘splashiest’ charitable event

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.

Flowers Sea Swim to take over 7 Mile Beach

Recreational and Olympic swimmers will share the same strip of water Saturday, when the 25th Flowers Sea Swim takes place at Seven Mile Beach.

Registration deadline approaches for Flowers Sea Swim

As if we needed any further excuse for diving into Seven Mile’s crystalline waters, the Flowers Sea Swim returns for its 25th anniversary on June 10.

2016’s social whirlwind

For such a small island, Cayman has an action-packed annual community social calendar. This year was a busy one. From fun runs to music events to glitzy galas, there was something for everyone in 2016. Here’s a roundup of some of the year’s notable events.

Flowers Sea Swim donation to help add 1,000 people to bone marrow registry

The Flowers Group donated US$75,000 to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society on Thursday. The money was raised at the annual Flowers Sea Swim, held on June 11.

Newly trained lifeguards help keep swimmers safe

A squad of newly trained lifeguards from the Cayman International School could be used to help make Cayman’s public beaches safer, their instructor believes.

Disabled swimmer shows ‘true grit’

Of the nearly 1,000 swimmers to cross the finish line at the Flower’s Sea Swim on Saturday, few can have displayed more courage and tenacity than Nikki Christian and Scott Ruby.

Record field for Flowers swim

After missing out on victory by an arms-length in 2015, American swimmer Chip Peterson did not take any chances this time, storming to victory in the Flowers Sea Swim.

Flowers swimmers take to water this weekend

The Flowers Sea Swim has been around for many years now – a humble acorn that became the mighty tree. Swimmers from all over the world fly here to compete and bask in the hospitality for which the Cayman Islands are famous.

Business in Brief: Small business workshop on fraud risk and prevention

Harneys hires litigation partner in Hong Kong; RE/MAX to sponsor Flowers Sea Swim for five years; Appleby adds investment funds partner and more.

Eve Flowers passes away

Eve Flowers, community volunteer and organizer of the popular Flowers Sea Swim Eve, passed away Wednesday after a year-long battle with leukemia. She was 62.

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