The local name for the passage of water between Cayman Brac and Little Cayman is “The Bogue” and is the deepest inter-island channel in the Caribbean at over 4,000 feet deep. In 2021, a group of 16 Cayman Islands swimmers took on the challenge to swim across The Bogue while raising money for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI). After a successful inaugural event that raised more than US $50,000 in support of CCMI’s conservation and education efforts, the organisers wanted to expand the experience, creating a whole weekend of activity to generate interest in the event, encourage travel to the Sister Islands, and raise money for a local environmental non-profit (CCMI).
Join CCMI’s Reef Relief Squad and swim this 10K stretch of water with us on 29 April 2023.
Bogue Swim Information
DATE: Saturday, 29th April 2023; 8 am start time
WHERE: Cayman Brac to Little Cayman (all participants are transported to the start point by boat, leaving from Little Cayman the morning of Saturday, 29th April)
COST: US $325/swimmer (includes: race entry, welcome pack with event shirt and swim cap, finishers medal, entry to the Welcome Drinks/Packet Pick up event, entry to the Bogue Bash: Band & BBQ dinner, transport to the event start by boat, and tour of CCMI)
In 2023, the Cayman Bogue Swim is expanding!
Due to increased interest in open water swim events, we are now offering additional entries as well as several categories of participation:
Race swim – for swimmers who are competing to win
Open water swim – for swimmers looking to swim a challenging event and/or achieve a personal best
Relay – relay teams can be either 2 or 4 person teams, with swimmers covering a part of the full distance (approx 5K each for swimmers on 2-person relay teams and approx 2.5 km each for swimmers on 4-person relay teams)
Registration requirement: All swimmers must show they have completed a minimum of a 1-mile distance in an open water swim in the previous 12 months. Details of this are requested during the registration process.
SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
In addition, CCMI will offer a limited number of beds at the Little Cayman Research Centre for a low fee. Accommodations are dorm-style with separate areas for men and women. Please email email@example.com for information about this option.
Accommodations are NOT included in the registration fee.
Proceeds from the Cayman Bogue Swim will support important work at CCMI, including sustaining our operations and ability to run cutting edge research projects on coral resiliency in addition to offering wide-ranging education and scholarship opportunities to students for residential programmes at the Little Cayman Research Centre. This allows us to make an important difference in Cayman – and throughout the region – as we work to protect the marine environment and support and inspire the next generation of ocean stewards and marine scientists.