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Sea swim season kicks off with the Foster’s Food Fair 800 meters on Saturday 10 September. Sea swims are becoming more and more competitive, with races now incorporated in many international competitions including the Olympics and CARIFTA.

We spoke to the Cayman Islands Amateur Swim Association President Michael Lockwood on Wednesday ( 7 September) night’s episode of Lets Talk Sports, we says most local swimmers are using swims like the Foster’s Food Fair Sea Swim as a warm up for their international events.

“The first qualifier that we use for international competitions for our swimmers is the Pirates Week 5k, so this will be a good way to warm up. The Fosters one this weekend, the CUC swim is about a month later and then that leads into the 5k and then in 2017 we will have another series of swims and then another 5k which will be our second qualifying event.”

The CIASA has now added a 400 meter swim for kids 12 and under, or adults who just want a taste of the open ocean. The 400 meter is not a timed event and will take place while the results are being tallied for the 800 meter.

Registration begins at 3:00 p.m and the race starts promptly at 4:00 p.m.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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