Just under 80 participants took off for the 33rd annual CUC Sea Swim held on Saturday (January 15) at Governors Beach.
Suitable weather and sea conditions saw supporters turned out to cheer on the swimmers from shore, while maintaining the 250 COVID-19 gathering limit.
The event, organised by the Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association, featured Will Sellars claiming first overall in a time of 10:02:95 for the 800-metre race.
Crossing the line first for the female division was Lola Haworth who also took fourth overall with a time of 10:48:42.
Behind Sellars, taking second overall was Jordan Lisle with a time of 10:29, followed by Dominic Hilton, Connor MacDonald, Haworth, Jasmine Lambert-Wragg, Sierrah Broadbelt, Jack Clark-Terrell, Riley Watson and Tate Hilton, in that order.
Nine additional swimmers also took part in the fun 400m swim.
“In addition to being a competitive sport, swimming is a life skill,” CUC’s CEO Richard Hew stated in a CIASA press release. “The 400m swim was added a couple of years ago to encourage younger swimmers to take part in their first open water events and I was delighted to see nine young swimmers taking part in what may well have been their open water swim.”
The next event on the CIASA’s calendar is the CIASA National Championships 5K Open Water Swim, schedule to take place on February 19.