A record 142 swimmers challenged courses of varying difficulties as part of the 3rd annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim sponsored by the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park. The longest route competition was won by Annie Myrvang, a 15-year-old from St. Croix, according to the St. John Source. "I started swimming when I was 12," she told the online newspaper, calling swimming "my favorite thing to do." Myrvang completed the course in 1 hour 18 minutes 7 seconds.
High school art teacher Lisa Etre, a St. Johnian, swam the short course with her son. She said, later, "C’mon, you live on an island with water like this. You have to swim." Race results.