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.