Swim or Volunteer at St John Beach to Beach Power Swim

All can participate in this year’s swim. Either swim yourself or volunteer to support St John’s Friends of Virgin Islands National Park

Swim to Cinnamon Bay, swim to Trunk Bay, or go all the way to Hawksnest Bay.

On Saturday, May 24, 2014 Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host the 11th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The race consists of three courses:

Short Course from Maho Bay to Cinnamon Bay, about 1 mile
Intermediate Course from Maho Bay to Trunk Bay, about 2¼ miles
Long Course from Maho to Hawksnest, about 3½ miles. Swimmers can compete in the long course as an individual or as part of a 3-person team.
Swimmers may also compete assisted by snorkel and/or fins in an “assisted swimmer” category

Course map:

Race for a Reason
Returning this year is Race for a Reason, which gives participating swimmers an opportunity to further support the mission of the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park. Donations made to the Friends of VINP during the Race for a Reason Fundraising Challenge will be used to support the “Learn to Swim” program in Virgin Islands National Park along with other projects and programs. All participants raising $250 or more for Friends receive a Limited Edition 2014 Beach-to-Beach Power Swim hat and the top 3 fundraisers receive special gifts following the race at the Beach Party/Awards Celebration at Oppenheimer Beach.
Race for a Reason is going online for 2014! Participants may create their own fundraising page online and race for prizes for the Top 3 Fundraisers. Link to our fundraising homepage here, and get started creating a personalized page! All donations made through these online pages are tax-deductible and benefit Friends of VI National Park.

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  1. kdemong says:

    Power Swim RECOVERY PARTY Boat Trip to Jost Van Dyke!
    After a great day at the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim and Awards Party, come join your swimming friends for a Recovery Party Boat Trip to Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands!!!
    Grab your friends and family and climb aboard with Cruz Bay Watersports for a day of island adventures aboard their boats, Island Spirit and Island Time. This full-day trip is to beautiful White Bay on Jost Van Dyke.
    A fabulous snorkel stop in the morning
    with all gear provided
    A continental breakfast and beverages
    Full open bar after snorkeling aboard the boat (beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks, Cruzan and Sky products
    $100 per person includes all fees, including BVI Customs (regularly $165.00 per person). Lunch and drinks ashore on Jost Van Dyke are not included. Cruz Bay Watersports is supporting Friends of VI National Park by donating more than half of your trip fee for projects that protect, preserve and educate in our park!
    The boat(s) check in at the National Park Visitor Center will be at at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 25th and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. Register early to reserve your spot, as space is limited to two boats dedicated privately for the Beach-to-Beach Recovery Party.
    CALL: Cruz Bay Watersports at 340-776-6234
    EMAIL: Info@CruzBayWatersports.com
    IN PERSON: Cruz Bay Watersports Store at The Lumber Yard, St. John
    Advance registration ends Friday, May 23rd at 5 pm. Walk-up registration can be done at the Awards Party at Oppenheimer Beach following the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on Saturday, May 24th. All advance payments are a donation to Friends and are nonrefundable unless the trip is cancelled. All are welcome to Party with a purpose and come along on this fun and fabulous trip.

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