800m sea swims: Caps at the ready!

There are two 800m sea swims in the next month – the Foster’s Food Fair 800m on Sept. 12 and the CUC 800m on Oct. 10. If you’re going to participate in any sporting event when it’s this hot outside, swimming is probably an excellent choice.

Arguably, the most famous open water sea swim in the Cayman Islands is the Flowers One Mile Sea Swim, held annually in June. As 800m is roughly half a mile, this is a good way to build up your skills well before the big one next year.

31st annual Fosters Food Fair 800m 

The Foster’s Food Fair 800m sea swim attracts a wide variety of participants – competitive and non–competitive swimmers of all ages and abilities. The event, held this year on Sept. 12 is sponsored by Foster’s Food Fair IGA, a company and family that are long-time supporters of swimming.

The course runs from Governor’s House to Public Beach South End, and is usually held in the late afternoon – always good news for those who are not early risers.
Registration information will be posted on ciasa.ky

27th annual CUC 800m 

The annual CUC 800m swim is a firm fixture on the open water calendar and is now in its 27th year. The great appeal of the Cayman Islands sea swims is that participants across all ages and abilities can join in.

This year’s event will take place on Oct. 10 and will be held on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman. The course starts at Public Beach and finishes at Governor’s Beach.
Race caps will be provided upon registration and swimmers are required to wear them to ensure safety during the race. Trophies will be awarded to winners in each category, plus T-shirts and refreshments for all participants.

CIASA members: $10 for children and $15 for adults. Non-members: $15 for children and $20 for adults. Register for event at the start of the race, on race day.

See ciasa.ky for more details and entry form.