Registration is now open for Friends of V.I. National Park’s 10th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim event which will be on Sunday, May 26.
The popular event draws hundreds of swimmers from local, national and international areas.
The race consists of three courses: a short course from Maho Bay to Cinnamon Bay, about 1 mile; an intermediate course from Maho Bay to Trunk Bay, about 2 and one-quarter miles; and a long course from Maho to Hawksnest, about 3 and one-half miles.
Swimmers compete in the long course as an individual or as part of a three-person team. Swimmers can also compete assisted by snorkel and/or fins in an “assisted swimmer” category.
Many local businesses sponsor the event and dozens of volunteers coordinate to make this fun swim a success each year. It has been called “the most beautiful swim in the world” by Swim magazine. Sponsorships for gate banners, T-shirts and more are currently available, and volunteers should also contact Friends of VINP to find a place in the fun.
This event fills up quick so register now by visiting Friends’ website at www.friendsvinp.org or call 779-4940.
All proceeds help VI National Park and Friends of VINP protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources of the park.