165 swimmers from around the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and the United States participated in the 5th Annual Friends Beach-to-Beach Power Swim. Ed Gendereau of Dover, N.H. was first across the finish line of the 3.5 mile course, from Maho Bay to Hawksnest Beach. He plowed through the water in 1 hour and 17 minutes.
The St. John Landsharks took top honors this year in competition for the ScotiaBank Team Challenge for groups with at least three swimmers. The Landsharks had a a combined time of 4:41:25, and won a trophy and a cash award of $250. Scotiabank’s Zahida Ishmael was on hand to present the trophy to team members who included Jeff Miller (St. John), Megan Cliff (St. John) and Louise Wearmouth (Tortola).
Here is a link to the full results of the Swim, sponsored by the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park: http://www.friendsvinp.org/swim/results_08.htm