Penny Palfrey postponed her Bridging The Cayman Islands 68-mile swim scheduled to start tonight until Saturday due to deteriorating weather conditions. She would have had to fight winds and ocean swells if she started tonight.

Governor Duncan Taylor CBE gave his strong support of the attempt, “I am very excited by Penny’s attempt to take on the unprecedented swim from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman. The feat speaks for itself: an incredible and daunting challenge.

As an open water swimmer myself I welcome the fact that Penny has decided to attempt this historic marathon swim in the Cayman Islands. This will bring excellent publicity to the Cayman Islands as a beautiful tourism destination and promote our growing reputation as a destination for sports tourism. It also brings a welcome extra dimension to the world famous Flowers Sea Swim this year.”

It is extremely rare for a head of state to comment on open water swimming – and even more rare that the head of state is an open water swimmer himself. A great sign of support from the local community.

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