Swimmers set for sister island 5-mile swim

Cayman’s Sister Islands will welcome 16 local swimmers on Saturday, 18 Sep, for the inaugural Cayman Bogue Swim.

The sea swim which begins at West End Point on Cayman Brac, to Point of Sand on Little Cayman is being done to raise funds for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute, a non-for-profit organisation which oversees local marine research and education.

“As a group of people that spend hours and hours swimming the sea, CCMI was really the only option,” said organiser Wolraad Euvard in a press release. “We also love that so much of the focus of CCMI is on education of children through digital channels and the amazing on-site programmes at the Little Cayman Research Centre.” 

All donations will go towards the restoration of coral reefs in Cayman and granting scholarships for Caymanian students to participate in marine science experiences with CCMI. But first, swimmers must take on the five-mile course, which will test their ‘fitness, fearlessness and teamwork.’

“It is not a race; instead, organisers envision it to be a personal challenge for each participant to test their swimming abilities,” the release stated.

The swim will begin at 8 am Saturday, 18 Sep, morning. Several sponsors have already dedicated themselves to the event. However, those who wish to donate, visit: https://tinyurl.com/bogueswim2021

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