Swim Nevis Announces The 17th Annual Nevis To St Kitts Cross Channel Swim Race & Event
Sunday, March 26th 2017
Nevis is part of a federation with St. Kitts & Nevis in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, a tiny piece of paradise right here on earth, this island is the start of the annual Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim. A 2.5-mile (4 km) swim from Oualie Beach on Nevis to Cockleshell Bay on St Kitts.
Winston Crooke, President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Swimming Federation said, "The 2017 swim will be the 17th annual Bente Weber Memorial Swim which offers the opportunity for veteran swimmers and newbies - with or without fins - to take part in a swim across the Narrows," explained Race Director and tri-athlete Crooke.
The event started with 23 swimmers back in 2002, but has grown to over 200 participants 14 years later, as the event celebrates 15 years in March 2017.
"The swim crossing started out just as a celebration and acknowledgement of one of our former members", says Winston Crooke. "However, it has also become increasingly recognized as a 'Bucket list' option for many people, regardless of their swimming abilities. The event also reaches across the age barrier as evidenced in 2012 when an 8 year old and an 80 year old completed the swim."