Registration Is Now Open for Seventh Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim

Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim, which will be on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 30, according to Friends of Virgin Islands National Park.


The Beach-to-Beach Power Swim will have four simultaneous events, all starting at Maho Bay.  A one mile short course for solo swimmers will be from Maho Beach to Cinnamon Beach.

A two- and one-quarter mile intermediate solo course will be from Maho Beach to Trunk Beach.

The three-and-a-half mile long course for solo swimmers will be from Maho Beach to Hawksnest Beach. The long course will also be open to three-person relay teams. The relay team transition points will be at Cinnamon Beach and Trunk Beach.

To make the event as accessible as possible to swimmers of all levels, swimmers may compete using snorkels, fins, and/or exposure suits in a separate category of “assisted” swimmers.

Swim paddles, webbed (training) gloves and other swim aides are not permitted.

Registration opened on March 1. Fees are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 17, for advance registration by May 7. Between May 8 and May 28, the registration fee is $40 for adults and $15 for youth. Late registration on May 29, is $50 for adults and $25 for youth. There will be no registration on the day of the event.

Registration is also possible by calling the Friends at 340-779-4940, or in person at the Friends of the Park Store in Mongoose Junction and Connections in Cruz Bay or Coral Bay. On St. Thomas, sign up at Caribbean Surf Co. in Havensight, Red Hook or downtown. On St. Croix, register at SCUBA in Christiansted.

Proceeds from this event support VI National Park’s Learn to Swim program and other projects in support of the park.

This is a great community event and lots of fun, even for non-swimmers. Spectators can enjoy watching the race from Maho, Cinnamon, Trunk and Hawksnest beaches and there is a  beach party and awards ceremony open to the general public at nearby Oppenheimer Beach. The event needs lots of volunteers as safety kayakers, on the beaches and at the party.

Practice swims will be scheduled for the weeks preceding the event and the schedule will be announced soon.

For complete information on this event and to register, visit