The Lifespan 007 Open Water Swim Festival is an annual event held at the James Bomd Beach in the town of Oracabessa, Saint Mary parish in Jamaica.
The 7th annual Lifespan 007 Open Water Swim Festival was held on September 29th 2019, hosted by Lifespan Spring Water in association with the Oracabessa Foundation and partners.
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 promote awareness for the sport and develop long distance swimming, while raising funds for the sanctuary, aquathlon and triathlon. Part proceeds from the event go to 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 event is open to local and international participants alike. Safety boats will be in the water to assist in any emergencies and the course will be free of all other motorized craft. The course will take swimmers over a reef full of fish and other sea life, and under sea birds cruising on the Caribbean breeze.
The races included 1k, 3k, 5k, aquathlon, and 4x250k relay matches.
After the race, swimmers get to relax and hang out at the beach.