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Sunday, April 12, 2015
Channel Crossing In The Caribbean
If you want to be a channel swimmer, you do not always have to head over to England to join the English Channel fraternity. You do not have to attempt the Oceans Seven. There are plenty of channels - many relatively short and all with clear, warm waters with plenty of colorful saline in the Caribbean Sea.
The Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean was the latest cross-channel challenge.
The 2015 StarMile2.5 Nevis-St. Kitts Cross-Channel Swim also serves the 13th annual Bente Weber Memorial Swim. The 4 km channel swim across the Narrows offers both a race and a challenge to the 168 open water swim enthusists and adventurers who did it today.
"It was a great swim!" said Erwin Ruijsink [shown above] who was the first man and second overall to winner Valeria Gregorie of Nevis who finished in 1 hour 3 minutes. "I must say there is a challenging current from the north which sets you to the south. I ended up swimming almost 4.6 km instead of 4 km. But I saw several turtles swimming underneath me which gave a great motivation."
Swimmers were free to use fins or snorkels to help them cross the 'Narrows' while raising awareness and funds for the St Kitts Turtle Monitoring Group.
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