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CIASA NEWS: Cayman’s open water relay race returns to Seven Mile Beach on 17 September

Sports 06 Oct, 2022 Follow News

CIASA NEWS: Cayman’s open water relay race returns to Seven Mile Beach on 17 September

What time is it? It’s relay time.

Relays are exciting, fast and fun – and the return of the open water relay to Cayman’s open water calendar on Saturday 8, October marks the first year it will be sponsored by Fraser Properties.

“This is a fun, family event that everyone can enjoy”, said Jim Fraser, father of Shaune and Brett Fraser – Cayman’s Olympic swimmers who took part in all CIASA’s open water swims when they were age group swimmers, but are now best known for their exploits in the pool rather than open water. “We have what is truly one of the best locations for open water swimming in the world and the more we use it and show everyone how great it is to race here, the more notice we will get as a possible host nation for international events.”

Taking place at Governor’s Beach, registration is from 3-3:45 p.m. followed by the race briefing. Race starts at 4:00 p.m. Entries are individual, CI $20 per swimmer for CIASA members, CI $25 per swimmer for non-members - teams should be put together ahead of time. Teams may be male, female or mixed gender, swimmers may swim up an age category, the age group entered must reflect the age of the oldest swimmer on the team, the race starts and finishes in the water while swimmer changeovers (1st to 2nd, 2nd to 3rd, 3rd to 4th) will take place on the beach with the handover swimmer exiting the sea to tag the next leg swimmer. Swimmers will be treated to a social and BBQ afterwards.

Pictures – supplied. “Then and  now” – Shaune and Brett Fraser.

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