Normally a place where individuals gather to begin their voyage to the sister isle of Nevis, the Ferry Terminal will be transformed into an aquatic sports hub on Monday.
Races are expected to include, the 25 yards freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, underwater dive, and long distance swim. Each participant will compete with persons of similar gender and age grouping: the females are grouped in the 5-7 category, 8-12 category, 13-16 and 17 and over category and so are the males.
One of the major highlights of the day is expected to be the “fetching of the ham from the greasy pole”. As is the custom, a utility pole would be suspended horizontally from the pier across the water, at the end of which a ham would be tied. The pole would be heavily greased and the challenge would be walking to the end of the pole to retrieve the ham.
An innovation that was introduced last year was a kayaking competition, which replaced the speedboat competition.
Also recently introduced at the aquatic sports meet, was boxing, which will be seen as another highlight at the Easter Monday event.