Recreational and Olympic swimmers will share the same strip of water Saturday, when the 25th Flowers Sea Swim takes place at Seven Mile Beach. More than 1,000 swimmers have registered for the one-mile recreational swim, which starts at the Royal Palms and ends at the Westin, Grand Cayman.
Cayman Olympians Brett Fraser, Geoffrey Butler, Heather Roffey and Lara Butler will be competing this weekend. There are also 5K and 10K races on Monday.
Olympians Allison Schmitt and Elizabeth Beisel, two of the three captains of the U.S. women’s swim team at the 2016 Summer Games, are in Cayman for the events, as well as Olympians from Japan (Yasunari Harai) and South Africa (Roland Schoeman).