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The Lifespan 007 Open Water Swim Festival is an annual water sport event held in Jamaica in the town of Oracabessa, Saint Mary parish.

We aim to be the premier organization for open water swimming in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

The 7th annual Lifespan 007 Open Water Swim Festival was held on September 29th 2019. The event is hosted annually by Lifespan Spring Water in association with corporate partners and in collaboration with the Oracabessa Foundation.

The race course is charted through the sparkling blue Caribbean Sea in the protected area of the Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary. The occasion continues to support awareness for the sport and develop long distance swimming in Jamaica, while raising funds for the sanctuary, aquathlon and triathlon. Part proceeds from the event also go toward the Jamaica Cancer Society (particularly for children with cancer) and the Oracabessa Foundation, which is a non-profit community organization that strives to be a catalyst for the sustainable development of Oracabessa and its environs. Its main areas of focus are environment, education, sport and entrepreneurship.

The water sport event is open to local and international participants alike, and the races kick off at 9am with the aquathlon and triathlon. Kayaks and safety boats are on hand in the water to assist in any emergencies and the course is free of all other motorized craft.

The course takes swimmers over a reef full of fish and other sea life, and under sea birds cruising on the Caribbean breeze.

US Olympian and World Champion Haley Anderson won the 5k in 2017, while her Tunisian counterpart, Olympic and World Champion Ous Mellouli, could not attend due to prior commitments back home. This year, however, he did journey to Jamaica to join the competitions. Also, we hosted an increased number of US Olympians and other champions in the events. The races include 1k, 3k, 5k, relays and aquathlon matches. After the race, swimmers will get to relax and hang out at the famous James Bond Beach. All of this in support of a good cause, you won’t want to miss it in 2020!

Race Types

1Km

1Km

1 kilometer swim
3Km

3Km

3 kilometer swim
5Km

5Km

5 kilometer swim
Water Polo Match

Water Polo Match

A competitive match played in the water between two teams
Aquathlon

Aquathlon

A continuous, two-stage race involving swimming followed by running.
Rowing

Rowing

Excercise every muscle in competitive rowing.
Age Categories

  • 7-10
  • 11-15
  • 16-24
  • 25-35
  • 36 & Over

  • 6 & Under
  • 7-10
  • 11-15
  • 16-24
  • 25-35
  • 36 & Over

  • 7-10
  • 11-15
  • 16-24
  • 25-35
  • 36 & Over

  • 7-10
  • 11-15
  • 16-24
  • 25-35
  • 36 & Over

  • 7-10
  • 11-15
  • 16-24
  • 25-35
  • 36 & Over

  • 7-10
  • 11-15
  • 16-24
  • 25-35
  • 36 & Over

  • 11-15
  • 16-24
  • 25-35
  • 36 & Over

Course Layout

Lifespan 007 Open Water Swim Jamaica 2019
Lifespan 007 Open Water Swim Jamaica 2019 Course Layout

Featured Aquatic Stars

A brief highlight of some of the champions - local and international - who have excelled in swimming.
Supporting awareness for the sport; developing long-distance swimming in Jamaica
Come swim the open water with us in 2020…