Year-round Open Water Swimming Beauty In The Cayman Islands

Year-round Open Water Swimming Beauty In The Cayman Islands

In addition to the world-famous Flowers Sea Swim, the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) organizes 7 different open water swims in its beautifully tranquil waters.

Participants, mostly local, but an increasing number of foreign swimmers, range in age from under 10 to over 70. Races are well-run, low-key events with the highest of safety standards provided by experienced volunteers and mariners from the island nation.

The races (see below) range from 800-meter straight point-to-point swims to 2-mile and 5K loop courses. Race fees include a t-shirt, official swim cap and post-race refreshments. Trophies are awarded to the top finishers in numerous age groups for a reasonable price: CI$15 for adult CIASA members, $20 for non-members; CI$10 for child members under the age of 18 and CI$15 for non-members.

* Butterfield 800m Sea Swim
* Cayman Brac 800m Sea Swim
* CUC 800m Sea Swim
* Fosters Food Fair 800m Sea Swim
* Lime 800m Sea Swim
* Pirates Week 5k Swim
* CIASA 2 Mile Sea Swim

Additionally, throughout the year, there are swim clinics, solo channel swims in the Sister Islands between Cayman Brac and Little Cayman and international conferences.

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Steven Munatones