Monday, August 16, 2010

The 40th Annual BASRA Bernie Butler Marathon Swim Race - August 21st By The Bahamas Weekly News Team

Grand Bahama Island - It’s time once again for family favourite summer event - the Annual Bernie Butler BASRA Swim Marathon and Beach Party now in its 40th year! Each summer the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association seeks to raise funds for their vital services which benefit the community. Come on down, Saturday, August 21st to Coral Beach, just off Royal Palm Way near Coral Road.

A pre-swim race meeting will be held at the Coral Beach on Friday at 6pm and all swimmers must be present and complete registration forms (see attached). Events take place all day with racing starting at 10am and the party commencing at 12 noon with the awards ceremony at 3pm.
This year there is a Tent Decorating Contest, the theme is The 70's and the tent with the best 70's decor wins a free tent next year.
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 PHOTOS from BASRA 2009



The Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (Grand Bahama) is a dedicated non-profit voluntary organization committed to saving the lives of distressed seamen or airmen in the Bahamas. They are supported only by private donations and therefore require your support through their fundraising projects. Aside from the costs of their daily operations and rescue efforts, they are seeking to purchase modern lifesaving equipment like defibrillators. In addition, they are looking to the future where they can have a permanent waterfront base of operations with their own building, on Grand Bahama.

The Swim Marathon is two miles long and encourages fitness enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to come out and swim from Our Lucaya to Coral Beach. The kids get involved with a one mile and mile swim. This is always an exciting event, with the fastest swimmers taking thirty minutes to finish, to the last hardy competitors completing in about two hours. Right after this epic event is the famous beach party on Coral Beach. The general public is invited to attend and take part in the biggest beach party of the season. There will be food, games, beverages, and it’s fun to meet up with people you haven’t seen in a while. Of course, since it’s a beach party, it’s also the place for the girls to show off their figures in the latest styles of bikinis.







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