Love to Swim? Visit Nevis for the Annual Cross Channel Swim
Nevis, an island known for sporting adventure, takes to the sea with the annual Cross Channel Swim on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
The swim, which is now celebrating its 18th year, takes participants through the waters between Nevis and its sister island of St. Kitts. The swim distance is 2.5 miles from Oualie Beach on Nevis across the “narrows” to finish at Cockleshell Beach in St. Kitts.
This annual Bente Weber Memorial Swim continues to offer both a race and a challenge to open water swim enthusiasts and adventurers who will be taking on some of the best open ocean swimmers in the world.
The event is open to swimmers of all skill levels and those who may not be as seasoned are encouraged to use snorkel masks or fins in the ‘Assisted’ category to make it across the narrows. The popularity of the race has attracted 5 former Olympians, 1 Swimming Hall of Fame inductee and 1 ironman world Champion amongst its many participants.
The race entry fee is US$95 and US$115 on race day. The entry fee includes an event goodie bag, T-shirt, swim cap, finisher medal, chip timing, prizes and a breakfast party on St. Kitts after the swim. There will also be one-way boat transportation from St. Kitts or Nevis before or after the swim. Rescue boats and kayaks will be available to those who need to rest, eat or stop.
Prizes will be awarded in a number of age groups, with the much admired local cut stone Turtle Trophies to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in all categories.
For additional information, visit www.nevistostkittscrosschannelswim.com