A Family’s Passion: 25 Years of the Flowers Sea Swim

by SwimSwam 1

May 03rd, 2018 Open Water, Video

This short film shot, edited and produced by Brittany Tarwater and narrated by Olympic Gold Medalist, Davis Tarwater, captures a unique swimming story relatable to anyone who has loved this sport. The film centers around a family’s deep passion for the growth and development of the sport on the Island of Grand Cayman as well as throughout the Caribbean. This story is a testament to the power of sport, how a family used the bonds of swimming to create new friendships, bolster existing ones, support home grown champions and serve as a beacon of hope through times of tragedy.

For 25 years the Flowers Sea Swim has grown from modest beginnings into the largest swim in the Hemisphere. The brainchild of Mr. Frank Flowers Sr, and with the tireless support of his family and the team at the Flowers Group, this unique event, held on the legendary 7-mile beach, has hosted thousands of aquatic enthusiasts from the beginner level to the Olympic Champion.

Every year, the proceeds from the 1 mile swim assist in the efforts of one deserving charity. In years past, the funds from the event have gone to support causes like the Special Olympics, Hurricane Ivan relief efforts and most recently the establishment of a bone marrow registry, inspired by the tragic loss of Mrs. Eve Flowers (the wife of Frank Flowers, Sr) to leukemia. This year’s efforts, will go to the funding of a new women’s shelter in Grand Cayman.

The Flowers family as well as all the athletes who mark this event on our calendars every year, hope that swimming enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels will join us this year in Cayman. We know you will be back.

Flowers Sea Swim Key Facts:
Website: https://flowersseaswim.com
Dates:
One Mile Swim: Saturday, June 16, 2018;
5K/10K: Monday, June 18, 2018

Contact: [email protected] / or via phone at 1 727 495 0107

Courtesy of Olympic gold medalist Davis Tarwater

Images courtesy of the Flowers Sea Swim.

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Josh Davis

Awesome video! Well done DAVIS! I went in 2003 and it was glorious. God bless the Flowers Family and long live the Flowers Sea Swim!

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