Charity Swim Around Grand Cayman

#TheGrandSwim

In May 2022, I will attempt a world-record nonstop swim around the entire Island of Grand Cayman. These efforts aim to raise vital funds to keep individuals on the ground actively fighting plastic pollution in the Cayman Islands.
 
This project will educate, raise awareness, and encourage people to take action against this destructive force that affects all of our lives. In partnership, Plastic Free Cayman & Project Planet will host a series of community events leading up to the record-breaking swim.
 
Any extra funds we raise will go straight towards the charity Plastic Free Cayman.
 
Previous Swims
 
#swimjurassic
In 2020 I swam 100 miles, along the Jurassic Coastline and beyond. Raising funds for two local environmental charities, enabling them to buy essential equipment, including a boat to access hard to get to beaches.
 
#swimIOWplasticfight
In 2021 I swam around the Isle Of Wight, in a record breaking time of 15hrs 9mins, smashing the previous wetsuit swim by almost 11hrs. This shows what can be achieved with the right team, mindset, motivation, and preparation.
 
About Me
 
As a child I was a successful club swimmer and holidays were often spent camping on the stunning coastline in either Devon or Cornwall. All this time by the water seems to have had quite an effect and my friends seem to think I am ‘part fish’! My passion for the environment fuels my weekly beach cleans and vigorous training program, enabling me to take on some epic ultra-marathon swim challenges! (All of which are fuelled by a strict plant-based diet)
 
Each year clearing somewhere between 10/20-ton dumpy bags full of plastic. A lot of my focus is now spent on awareness swims, with the aim of preventing the plastic entering the ocean in the first place through education and behavioural changes. This enables me to reach a much larger audience with some HUGE, exciting challenges in the coming years.
  • Anonymous 
    • £10 
    • 4 hrs
  • PENNY WALKER 
    • £20 
    • 1 d
  • Lydia Stevens 
    • £10 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £5 
    • 2 d
  • Geoff Cooper 
    • £30 
    • 2 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Oly Rush 
Organizer
Poole, UK
Oliver Rush 
Beneficiary