Cayman takes aim at bikini parade record

| 27/05/2010

(CNS): In an effort to raise cash and awareness the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association’s (CIASA) is organizing a bikini parade and hopes to create a new world record. The Guinness World Record attempt will take place on 17 June when hundreds of Bikini-clad folk will gather for a one-mile parade along Seven Mile Beach, starting at Tiki Beach Bar at 5:45pm. Signing on as co-sponsor, dms Broadcasting station X107.1  said it would be helping drum up support to put Cayman on the bikini map.

CIASA said the world record attempt is designed to raise both money and awareness of the work of the association and encourage support of its various swimming initiatives. “CIASA hopes to unite the entire community to participate for the world record to raise funds and awareness for our organization,” said Dr. Sook Yin on behalf of CIASA .“We are grateful to our sponsors – this is a community effort, relying on both support from our major sponsors including X107.1, Maples and Department of Tourism, as well as of course the support from the people of Cayman as they parade along the beach bikini-clad – it is sure to be a great afternoon.”  
Chloe Hill of X107.1’s The Morning X said while it was a fun event, X107.1 was proud to sponsor community events which encourage an active and healthy lifestyle for Cayman’s community. “Proceeds raised from this event will go towards supporting swim initiatives and remind people about the hard work of CIASA. Furthermore we are motivated at the prospect of getting as many people out there to get Cayman’s name in the Guinness Book of World Records – this is our chance,” she added.
Registration is $15 KYD and will take place prior to the event at 5:15 PM at Tiki Beach Bar. Alternatively, visit to register early. X107.1’s The Morning X will be giving away free registrations to loyal listeners leading up to the event.  
Programming Director Matt Nasby said the station would be using its voice to encourage participation.
“We need the community to come together and really put our name on the map as a record holder. Mix up your Thursday afternoon with us out on the beach, rocking to great tunes and mixing with friends…..Chuck your bikini in your car on your way into work, and make a beeline for the beach when the workday is over….” he said.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    I think this event will raise more than money and awareness…….. of course, I’m talking about eyebrows. Why not make it a lingerie parade? Bikinis don’t cover any more than the average bra & panty… sometimes less… It’s so stupid.. the average bikini wearer will walk down the beach in front of complete strangers, but let a stranger walk in on them in their underwear and it’s "ahhh, oh my God, get out!" as they try to cover themselves. What is the difference besides the material?

  2. Anonymous says:

    It is an after work/after school event at the end of the week though. surely everyone will be able to attend?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Would it be better to have this on a weekend day – say a sunday rather than during the week when there is work and school to go to?

    • Anonymous says:

      It says its late afternoon though – surely people are able to come out after work and school and have fun at this!

      • more veggies please says:

        In the first paragraph it says 5:45 AM, but later in the article it says that registration begins at 5:15 PM. That may be why the poster got confused? 

        CNS: Oops! Corrected now.