The Cayman Islands, located in the beautiful Caribbean Sea with crystal clear waters, white sands, and warm weather all year, is the perfect location for outdoor water sports. Over two decades ago, against such an ideal backdrop, the tradition of the Flowers One Mile Sea Swim began. As the event swims into its 31st year on 17 June 2023, we invite you to participate in what has come to be considered a must-do event for open water aficionados and has been named one of the World’s Top 10 Open Water Swims.

The Flowers Sea Swim is Grand Cayman’s flagship sporting event – each year hosting almost 1000 registered swimmers. Participants vary in age from 8 to 80 years old and in skill from novices and first-timers to gold medal Olympians and world championship open water specialists from around the globe. The Flowers Sea Swim welcomes Swimmers from all strokes of life!

The unique draw of the Flowers Sea Swim is not only its flawless course conditions along Cayman’s beautiful Seven Mile Beach but the numerous random prizes. The race is the world’s richest open water event with over $100,000 in cash and random prizes. The odds to win a random prize are 1-in-7 and previous giveaways have included smartphones, tablets, hotel stays, and dozens of airline tickets to premier destinations such as Miami, New York, Panama, Rome, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, London, Dublin, Rio De Janerio, and Toronto. All finishers receive a fantastic t-shirt and goody bag filled with prizes and surprises!

Registration is now open. All swim registration proceeds will be donated to the Swim Free Program.

Note: the 3k & 10k events will not be held this year.

Special Attending Olympic Athletes

Maritza Correia

Maritza Correia

Country: USA

Nina Sadauskas

Nina Sadauskas

Country: Bulgaria

Mindaugas Sadauskas

Mindaugas Sadauskas

Country: Lithuania

Roland Schoeman

Roland Schoeman

Country: South Africa

Flowers Sea Swim Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsors

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Travel Information


Start: Coral Beach, West Bay Rd [tbc]

Finish: Westin Grand Cayman [tbc]


Airline – Cayman Airways Ltd.

Rental Car – Hertz Cayman

Hotel & Accommodations

Westin Grand Cayman

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa



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