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Friday, February 9, 2018

21 Miles To Go Across The St Lucia Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Say 21 miles to a channel swimmer and the English Channel will undoubtedly come to mind.

21 miles is the most renowned stretch of open water swimming in the world.

Whether a channel swim is 20.2 miles (Catalina Channel), 26 miles (Molokai Channel), 21 miles (North Channel), 32-34 km (20-21 miles) seems like a pretty traditional length of a channel swim.

A new warm-water swim is available to channel swimmers around the world.

On July 7th and 8th, Nathaniel Waring and his colleagues on St. Lucia will organize the inaugural St. Lucia Channel Swim between St. Lucia in the south and Martinique in the north.

The swimmers will cross 33.5 km (20.8 miles) across the beautiful St Lucia Channel. "Both islands are high volcanic islands so the swimmers will always see the looming green mountains," describes Waring. "Conditions in July generally call for water in the high 70°F’s (25°C - 26°C) with medium-sized Atlantic Ocean swells. Conditions can vary day to day."

Co-hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and the Department of Youth & Sports, the swim intends to be a premier warm water crossing that attracts top open water swimmers from around the world. The water temperatures make this swim accessible to swimmers who may not have the ability to withstand 10 or more hours of cold water.

Solo swimmers and relays are able to compete.

For more information, contact Sue Dyson at SLUChannelSwim@publicist.com or +1-888-407-5069 or visit the Facebook page here.

Photo of escort boat by @DiveSaintLucia.

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