Caesar Campell, CEO of the Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association, remarked, "The Turks and Caicos Islands are known as a water-based destination with one of the longest barrier reefs in the world, and its world-class beach on Grace Bay. Therefore, it is only fitting that we would host a special event of this nature to showcase what mother nature has bestowed on us on Grace Bay Beach."
The race, which has also been certified by Green Globe as an ecologically responsible event, aims to raise awareness of the need to protect fragile reefs and oceans as well as promote the sport of open water swimming. It will also raise funds for charities that support programs for children in the Turks & Caicos and Haiti. Special discount hotel packages have been created for swimmers and spectators through Marco Travel at www.marcotravel.tc. For more information on the event and registration, please go to www.ecoseaswim.com.
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About Turks & Caicos Open Water Swim Committee: Organizes open water swim races in the Turks & Caicos islands to support charities, raise awareness of the need to protect the reefs and oceans, and promote the sport of open water swimming.