Weather delays record breaking island-to-island swim

| 08/06/2011

(CNS): As a result of the rough weather conditions still swirling around the Cayman Islands, international open water swimmer Penny Palfrey has postponed her record breaking attempt to swim from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman until the weekend. Steve Munatones, an advisor with the Palfrey team, said Wednesday afternoon that the planned early Thursday morning start had to be cancelled. Palfrey is now expected to start her marathon 68 plus mile ocean swim at about 6am on Saturday, 11 June, when the predicted direction of the wind and ocean winds and swells will be going with the swimmer and not against her, as would be the case if she started tomorrow.

This means that Palfrey will not be expected to arrive in Grand Cayman’s East End until Sunday  afternoon or evening, depending on how long it takes the marathon swimmer to cover what will be the longest recorded distance for an open water swim in history.

 

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