OW - NEVIS to ST KITTS Channel swim
NEVIS TO ST KI TTS CROSS CHANNEL SWIM
The swim distance is 2.5miles (4km) and starts from Oualie Beach on Nevis at 8.00am and goes across the 'Narrows' to finish at Cockleshell Beach on St Kitts. The 2018 swim will be the 17th annual Bente Weber Memorial Swim and it continues to offer both a race and a challenge to open water swim enthusiasts and adventurers alike. They will take on the best open ocean swimmers in the region and the world.
In 2017 the event saw a record number of finishers (226) and the inclusion of Special Olympics SKN in the relay team format. In 2011 a course record was set by Olivier Marceau in a time of 58:09, and still stands today. This year had a new finish line ,so a new course record was set by former Olympian Ashley Whitney with a stunning time of 55.28.
One of the attractions of this event is that it is not only a race
but also a challenge, so for those not so fast or competent
swimmers please feel free to use fins or a snorkel mask to get you
across the beautiful 'Narrows'.
This year we will continue to partner with the St Kitts & Nevis Special Olympics Group to raise awareness and funds for this important sporting project .
RACING - Competition class: only regulation swimwear and
goggles allowed, prize category.
ASSISTED - Challenge category: for those persons wishing to use fins, snorkels, masks, wetsuits, and/or flippers, (non prize category).
TEAM RELAY -
Why not make the crossing as part of
relay team, each member will complete 1km, special rules and rates
(before February 28th) US$95.00 US$85.00
(after March 1st) US$100.00 US$95.00
(*Race Day*) US$115.00 US$105.00
US$65.00 per team member
THE ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:
T-shirt, Chip timing, Finisher Medal, Swim Cap, Personal Float, Rescue boats and kayaks in case you need to rest, feed or stop. Prizes and a breakfast party on St.Kitts after the swim, One way Boat transportation (from St. Kitts or Nevis before or after the swim)
Under 15, 16 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, over 70.
Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female in all categories,
* Special event prize of EC$1000 cash to anyone who breaks the current course record *
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