More than 200 swimmers will swim 2.5 miles, which starts at Oualie Beach, Nevis, and ends at Cockleshell Bay in St. Kitts.
Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant said he is pleased that the Federation hosting the Cross Channel Swim and looks forward to this annual event attracting more visitors to the twin island destination.
“We hope this event will continue to grow year after year and attract more visitors from our three major source markets, the United States, United Kingdom and Canada,” Grant said, adding, “We welcome all swimmers, elite, young and experienced to challenge themselves and participate.”
In a brief handing over ceremony, Minister Grant presented Winston Crooke, the president of St. Kitts and Nevis Swimming Federation, with a cheque for EC$13,500 as a donation to the event. Mr. Crooke was extremely grateful for the support.
“Having Minister Grant and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority on board is a fantastic endorsement of the event,” Crooke said.
The Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim is now in its 13th year of operation, and it is fast becoming one of the “must-do” events in the Caribbean’s “Open Water” swim calendar.