World open water champ takes on pirates’ challenge

| 06/11/2013

(CIASA): KPMG is lending its name and support to the November 9th, 33rd Annual Pirates Week 5K Sea Swim, helping the continuity of one of the cornerstone sporting events of Pirates Week and Cayman Swimming. Starting and finishing at The Grand Cayman Beach Suites, the 5K race will attract fierce competition between local and international Open Water swimmers, such as the up- and-coming, Iain McCallum, lining up against InternationalOpen Water sensation, Emily Brunemann. Brunemann, is a four-time FINA World Cup 10K Open Water Champion, 1,650 yard freestyle NCAA Champion, and two-time 1,500 meter freestyle and 10K Open Water USA National Champion.

She has represented the United States in multiple international events in Brazil, Japan, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Argentina, Brazil and the Cayman Islands.

“KPMG is delighted to be a part of this long-standing sporting tradition and is pleased to welcome World Open Water Champion, Emily Brunemann, to the Cayman Islands,” said Hellen Chemeli, Community Committee Member and Senior Manager, Audit at KPMG. “Seven Mile Beach is an ideal location for Open Water Swimming and we look forward to seeing the sport continue to grow as a viable part of our sports tourism industry.”

The 5K event is designed to be spectator-friendly and will be two 2.5k loops, starting and ending at The Grand Cayman Beach Suites. Registration is from 6:15 – 7:10am at the race site; the registration fee is CI$15 for children and CI$25 for adults, and the race begins at 7:30am. All competitors are asked to park in the parking lots across the road.

Food will be provided by The Grand Cayman Beach Suites; entertainment and support by the Seattle Seafair Pirates, and there will be plaques for the top three male and female swimmers, age group trophies and medals, and t-shirts for all competitors.

The Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association (CIASA) is a volunteer, not for profit association dedicated to furthering the interests of all aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands. CIASA is the recognized governing body of aquatic sports in the Cayman Islands and is a member of FINA, UANA, CCCAN and the CIOC. For more information on CIASA please visit

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