National Park Fundraising Event Happening This Weekend

Maho Bay
Maho Bay

A great event is happening this weekend! Here are all the details straight from the event organizers:

Imagine the Caribbean sun, azure water, white sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs that await competitors as they swim through the pristine Virgin Islands National Park waters. Described by Swimming World Magazine as “the most beautiful open water swim in the world”, the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim has also recently been ranked in the top 20 on two reputable open water swimming websites Best 100 Open Water Swims in the World. Hosted by Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, the event raises money for preservation, conservation and education programs in Virgin Islands National Park. The Beach-to-Beach Power Swim contains four simultaneous events: 

Short course (solo) from Maho Beach to Cinnamon Beach (1 mile) 

Intermediate course (solo) from Maho Beach to Trunk Beach (2 ¼ miles) 

Long course (solo) from Maho Beach to Hawksnest Beach (3 ½ miles) 

Long course (three-person relay teams) from Maho Beach to Hawksnest Beach. The relay team transition points will be at Cinnamon Beach and Trunk Beach. 

In each of the events, swimmers may compete using snorkels, fins, and/or exposure suits in a separate category of “assisted” swimmers. However, swim paddles, webbed (training) gloves and other swim aides are not permitted. 

The race still has spots available! It is not too late to register! Swimmers can register online at www. Friendsvinp.org/swim until 2pm Friday, May 24th or at the Pre-Race Meeting at Trunk Bay at 3pm on Saturday, May 25th. Call 340-779-4940 or visit FriendsVINP.org/Swim to learn more about this exciting event today! 

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