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It’s Time to Hit the Narrows: The 2023 Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim

by Lou-Ann Jordan Mar 6, 2023

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Findyello article on Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim 2023 with swimmers entering the water to begin the race
Photo Courtesy Winston Cooke

It’s that time again. Let’s hit the Narrows with the 2023 Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim!

Organised by the SKN Swimming Federation, the Cross Channel Swim is one of many endeavours born out of the tragedy that occurred over 50 years ago. In honour of the lives lost during the MV Christena disaster, the Federation continues to raise awareness of the importance of swimming by creating opportunities for locals to regularly engage in swimming activities. Hence, the motivation behind initiatives like Swim to Win and Gifting Goggles.

In addition to those, there is also the annual Cross Channel Swim which involves swimmers taking to open water and crossing the Narrows.  It’s one of the Federation’s most highly anticipated annual events. Every year, locals and visitors take to the seas displaying fortitude and skill.

This March, the St. Kitts and Nevis Cross-Channel Swim will take place on Saturday 26 at 8am. The swimmers will head into open water from Nevis, making their way across the 2.5-mile (4.1-kilometre) passage to St. Kitts. As is customary, the “Gifting Goggles” initiative, a campaign to outfit youths learning to swim with proper eyewear, will run in tandem. Participants are invited to donate goggles. 

Join open water swimmers for an exhilarating challenge or to cheer them on. It’s definitely a family event!

If you’re contemplating registering to swim for the first time, you must prepare well. Check out our article on tips on preparing for your first Cross Channel Swim.

Participants are encouraged to sign up early, as registration will not take place on the day of the event. To register for the Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim 2023 and for additional race information and the cancellation policy, visit www.nevistostkittscrosschannelswim.com.

Sources: Active and St. Kitts & Nevis Observer.