September 30, 2020

Massive Open Water Relay: Raising funds for Cayman Islands National Swim Teams

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open-water-swimming-by-Mike-Lewis-2Governor’s Beach. Grand Cayman, 3 March 2015: The Massive Open Water Relay, a fundraiser for the Cayman Islands National Swim Teams, takes place on Saturday 14th March and is followed by a CARIFTA 2015 fundraising BBQ. The relay is open to all – and if the inaugural 2014 open water relay event is anything to go by it will be a fun-filled afternoon.

The relay will be 4 x 400m for 12 & Under Teams, and 4 x 800m for all other swimmers. Registration, as well as the race start and finish will be at Governor’s Beach, with registration taking place from 2:30 – 3:15pm and the race starts at 3:45pm. Entries are individual but teams must be organized before and registration will be available on line, at https://www.caymanactive.com/massiveopenwater.

All swimmers are encouraged to put a team together and take part in this fun-filled afternoon. For avid swimmers it is one more way to get open water experience; for company wellness committees it will be a great team event or inter-departmental challenge (and there will be a corporate category) and for those who just love to swim – come on out and have a fun time and support a great cause.

If you want to take part and need a team please contact Sandy Hew – [email protected]ky – and she will be sure to find you three more willing swimmers. There will be prizes and surprises for all: Massive gift bags for all participants; T-shirts for everyone and awards for the first three teams in, in all age groups. There will also be a prize for Best Team Spirit or Best Dressed Team (at the discretion of the judges).

Entry fees are per swimmer:

–           CIASA Members: CI$15.00 for children under 18 and CI$20.00 for adults; and

–           Non-Members: CI$20.00 for children under 18 and CI$25.00 for adults.

–           The CARIFTA fundraising BBQ following the race is CI$15.00 for children under 18 and CI$25.00 for adults.

 

As is required at all CIASA Sea Swims, caps will be provided for all swimmers and shall be worn for the entirety of the races; T-shirts and water will be provided for all participants; and CIASA supporters t-shirts will also be on sale for $20 each.

CARIFTA Swimming 2015 takes place in Barbados this year and companies or individuals interested in supporting CIASA or the Junior National Team which will be competing at CARIFTA should contact Michael Lockwood [email protected] or the Technical Director Bailey Weathers [email protected] for more information on how they can be a part of the Cayman Swimming Family.

The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) is a volunteer, not for profit association dedicated to furthering the interests of all aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands. CIASA is the recognized Governing Body of aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands and is a member of FINA, UANA, CCCAN and the CIOC. For more information on CIASA www.ciasa.ky.

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IMAGE: swimswam.com

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