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Open water swimmers off to Nevis

A team from the Saltwater Swimmers Club left Barbados today to compete in the annual Nevis to St Kitts open water swimming race slated for Sunday.


The group of 12, consisting of swimmers ranging from age ten to adult, departed after months of training for the 2.5 mile (4.1 km) swim that starts at Oualie Beach on the island of Nevis and ends at Cockleshell Beach in St Kitts.

The race is expected to attract over 100 participants (127 participants in 2013) from various age categories.

The record for the course is 58:09 minutes that was set in 2011.

Saltwater Swimmers is a club that is run by Gillian Bailey and Lisa Richardson and focuses on teaching children to swim in the ocean as well as compete in this gruelling sport which is based on distance and grappling with varying conditions as opposed to raw speed.

The group representing the island has been in training three days a week for the last six months and expressed considerable excitement at the challenge ahead in St Kitts/Nevis.

Further information can be found on the event at the following website:

One Response to Open water swimmers off to Nevis

  1. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne March 29, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Good luck and God be with you all.One Love.


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