Are You Ready To "Race For The Conch" on Grace Bay?

The annual Turks & Caicos "Race for the Conch" Eco-SeaSwim Race on Grace Bay is coming up on Saturday July 7th and if you are fortunate enough to be on island it's one not to miss.

You'll have the chance to take home the coveted conch trophy in one of 3 races which start at 1/2 mile, then 1 mile and finally, for the athletes among you, the 2.4 mile swim. There's even a kids 100m swim for those 10 or younger, so the whole family can take part.

If you are up for an extra challenge, the 2.4 mile and 1 mile swim events may be done back-to-back! Here's what you need to know on race day if you're considering making the swim or just want to come down and watch.


2.4 mile race starts at 8:00 am  
Mandatory safety briefing at 7:30 am

1 mile races starts at 9:45 am 
Mandatory safety briefing at 9:15 am

1/2 mile race starts 10:45 am
Mandatory safety briefing at 10:15 am


1 HOUR before each swim race on the beach in front of Ricky's Flamingo Cafe (between Club Med and Ocean Club East).

The 100 meters Children's "Race for the Conch" for swimmers 10 & younger starts at 9:30 am. Beach Signup at 8:30 am

One of the World's Most Gorgeous Swims

-The Daily News of Open Water Swimming

One of best organized open water swim races anywhere. Crystal clear waters, magnificent beach, and super friendly volunteers, organizers, and swimmers at all levels.

John Corcoran, Thunder Bay, Canada​​

And here's a look at some of the past races to get you ready for this year's event:

Most net proceeds from the race go to the Provo Children’s Home, TCI Swim Federation learn-to-swim programs and TC Reef Fund.

Written By

Drew Scrymgeour

Outside of writing for Lovin TCI, you'll find Drew walking his dogs, driving a Jeep and probably using his phone a little too much.