St. John Tradewinds News photo by Jaime Elliott.
Natalia Kuipers, 13, from St. Croix, above with Friends of V.I. National Park President Joe Kessler, was the first swimmer to reach Hawksnest Beach at the finish line of the long unassisted course in the 13th Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim. Sponsored by Friends of V.I. National Park, the race featured three different courses ranging from about one mile to about three miles. The first male finisher was 14-year-old Ky Odlum of St. Thomas. See the next issue of St. John Tradewinds for more on this year’s Beach to Beach Power Swim.