Fifty swimmers cross line in Brac sea swim

| 29/05/2012

SeaSwp5.jpg(CIASA): The Cayman Brac CNB 800m Sea Swim held last month drew local and visiting swimmers who travelled from Grand Cayman and overseas to take part. The day was sunny with wind and a strong current which accounted for times which were slightly slower than those of the previous year. Fifty two swimmers registered for the event with fifty crossing the finish line. Coral Tomasik, a veteran Open Water swimmer and member of CBAC in Grand Cayman was the overall race winner with a time of 13 minutes and 11.65 seconds. Seconds behind Coral was Brandon Williams, a SSC member – followed by Michael Lockwood, Alex Harling and Bill McFarland.

The first male and female swimmers from Cayman Brac to cross the finish line were Thomas Scott and Ann Jackson respectively, each winning a ticket to participate in the Flowers Mile Swim in June.

Hosted by the Sister Islands Swim Club with sponsors Cayman National Bank, MLA Moses Kirkconnell, Jackson Enterprises, Progressive Distributors, Complex Services, Frank Flowers and CIASA the event was, once again, a resounding success.

“I was delighted to see so many friends from Grand Cayman over to participate in the meet and although His Excellency the Governor, an annual participant, had to bow out at the last moment, we look forward to his presence again next year,” said Race Director Michael Hundt.

“We were pleased with the number of young swimmers who took part this year. We are always striving to introduce more swimmers to the beauty and benefits of open water swimming. To facilitate this we had conducted a handful of weekend swims in the sea for interested young swimmers and parents leading up to the CNB 800m and results indicate that these swims were most definitely beneficial.

CIASA’s Michael Lockwood said CIASA was pleased to support competitive swimming in Cayman Brac in both the pool and open water. “It is an important tool for all residents and brings together all parts of the community,” he added.

The swim to Little Cayman, scheduled for the following day, was cancelled because of inclement weather. The Little Cayman – Cayman Brac swim is fast becoming a drawing card for the Cayman Brac CNB sea swim and it is hoped that the popularity of this challenge grows each and every year and that the weather is supportive.


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