Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association's Annual FUNdraiser: 41st Bernie Butler Marathon Swim Race at Coral Beach - Saturday, August 20th
The Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA), 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 their biggest annual fundraising event is the Bernie Butler Marathon Swim Race, coming up this Saturday, August 20, 2011.
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 half 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 is food, games, beverages, and it’s fun to meet up with people you haven’t seen in a while.
Come out and support this very worthy (and life-saving) island cause!