Flowers One Mile Sea Swim & Walk & Watch 2018
What better way is there to enjoy the beautiful blue waters surrounding Grand Cayman than participating in a refreshing swim and leisure walk on the shore? Casual and Olympic-level swimmers can dive into the sea or simply onlook on June 18 for the annual Flowers One Mile Sea Swim & Walk & Watch.
The yearly event draws roughly 1,000 locals and tourists who take part in a 1-mile swim running parallel to Seven Mile Beach. Though there are great prizes to be had just for finishing the swim, many participants just come to walk the beach and watch the swimmers.
Schedule of Events
Flowers One Mile Sea Swim & Walk & Watch starts at Tiki Beach and ends at Westin Grand Cayman. Check-in is from 12 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and the race starts sharply at 2 p.m. (Depending on the ocean currents on the day of the race, the start and finish locations may reverse – all notifications will be announced prior).
On Monday June 18th, serious swimmers will take part in Flowers International 5K and 10K swims. Check-in, arm marking and the reading of the rules for this race is at 5:30 a.m. The Male 5K and 10K begins at 7 a.m. and the Female 5K and 10K starts at 7:05 a.m. The location for this event is TBA (see the Flowers Sea Swim for updates).
Swim & Walk & Watch
If you’re visiting Grand Cayman from June 16th to the 18th, head to Seven Mile Beach to compete in or watch the Flowers One Mile Sea Swim & Walk & Watch. Discover a great gathering of people along the crystal clear and flat waters of this world-famous beach. The sunning shoreline at Seven Mile Beach is one of the biggest tourist destinations on the planet for a good reason, and this natural wonder is home to one of Cayman’s top sporting events during June.
A rich and rewarding race, Flowers One Mile Sea Swim & Walk & Watch offers the opportunity to win $100,000 in prizes. Better than these riches, the event is also a fundraiser that sees all entry fees donated to a local charity. Competitors each year are from various abilities and range from 8 to 80 years young. Every race so far has brought Cayman brothers and Olympic swimmers Brett and Shaune Fraser to participate. These locals have also provided children with inspiration.
If you don’t want to get in the water, you can walk the beach or sit and watch the race. This is an excellent way to share the thrill of the day and contribute to a great cause. Walkers and watchers can win fabulous prizes too!
For more information, visit the Flowers Sea Swim website.