The 16th annual Bente Weber Memorial cross channel swim takes place this coming Sunday, March 26 , starting at Oualie Beach. Chief coordinator of the event is the hard working Winston Crooke and we must congratulate him and his team for their sterling efforts.
There will be a series of ‘beach to beach’ training swims leading up to the Channel Swim Crossing, these swims are open to all competitors, and will include Swim guide, boat and kayak support.
The Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim is excited to announce that Hall of Fame swimmer Karlyn Pipes of Aquatic Edge will be offering a Free motivational talk on Saturday, March 25th as well as series of Faster Freestyle and Open water workshops the days leading up to the race. Karlyn travels the world teaching swimmers and triathletes how to swim faster with less effort and would like to help you too!
As a participant in the Cross Channel Swim, you will receive a significant discount to register for these events. FREE Motivational Talk and book signing on Saturday, March 25th at 3:00 PM (race briefly at 4:00).
When you hear Karlyn share her odds-defying comeback story, you can’t help but to be inspired. Drawing from the challenges she faced to rise from the depths of addiction and self-destruction to her induction into the prestigious International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2015, Karlyn will engage, enlighten and entertain audiences of any age and from all walks of life.
Karlyn’s message has universal appeal. Her story is so real, her life so transparent, and her enthusiasm so obvious that anyone who has the opportunity to hear her speak will walk away thinking “Wow…if she can do it, why can’t I?”
Karlyn will have a limited number of autographed copies of her memoir The Do-Over available at the event. Cost is $20 or equivalent.
Faster Freestyle Workshops: either Thursday, March 23rd or Friday 24th from 9:00-12:00.
Using easy-to-understand drills and techniques, Karlyn will deliver a fun and fast paced workshop designed for any age group and for all abilities. Keeping the language simple and using a variety of examples found in any aquatic environment, Karlyn is able to help her students experience measureable improvement right away. After just one session, you will be a faster swimmer.
Meanwhile, several of the participants for Sunday’s event are former competitors at the Olympic level and have all indicated that they are looking forward to participating in the event.
The Special Olympics teams from Nevis, St. Kitts, Connecticut and St.Maarten will also be tag teaming with other swimmers, to form competitive relay teams, with each swimmer swimming for 1 km.
It will be a historic first and much anticipated by the Special Olympians