The 28th Foster’s Food Fair IGA 800 metres Sea Swim is the first one of its kind this season and it takes place this weekend.
The swim on Saturday starts at 4pm, with registration from 3-3.45pm and runs north, parallel to Seven Mile Beach starting at Governor’s Beach and ending at Public Beach.
The sea swim attracts a wide variety of participants - competitive and non–competitive swimmers of all ages - and is a great family activity which allows parents to set a great example of living a healthy life, by swimming with their children.
Registration is at Governor’s Beach and registration entry fees are Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association members: $10.00 for children and $15 for adults; non-members: $15 for children and $20 for adults.
“Foster’s Food Fair IGA is delighted to be part of this event again,” said Foster’s Food Fair IGA managing director Woody Foster. “Our companies and more importantly our family, are long-time supporters of swimming and we always look forward to this event, to see how many of the Foster’s Family actually turn out to swim and equally important, how many of them are actually able to come in ahead of Chi-Chi who sets a wonderful example to us all of the benefits of swimming.”
This swim also sees the beginning of a new partnership, with Subway, committed to providing swimmers with healthy Subway sandwiches at the end of each of the season’s open water races.
“This partnership with swimming association is a natural fit for Subway,” said owner Troy Burke. “We are delighted to be a part of the vibrant swimming community and look forward to the swim on Saturday.”
All swimmers are provided with swim caps, which must be worn for safety reasons and there are event T-Shirts, trophies for the top three male and female finishers in each age group and Subway sandwiches and refreshments provided at the end of the race.