Lexie Kelly, Alex Meyer Go 2-for-2 In Flowers Sea Swim
Courtesy of Flowers Sea Swim, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Olympian and 25 km world champion Alex Meyer and Californian Lexie Kelly won their second race at the 10 km marathon swim at the 2019 Flowers Sea Swim on Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands. On Saturday, the duo finished 1st in the men’s and women’s races in the 27th edition of the 1-mile race (see results of the top 15 below). Frank Flowers, namesake of the event, explains, “The unique draw of the Flowers Sea Swim is not only its flawless course conditions along Cayman’s beautiful Seven Mile Beach, but the numerous random prizes. The race is the world’s richest open water event with over US$100,000 in cash and random prizes. One-mile Top 15 Results:
Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor - Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame's Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame's Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming's Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University's John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.