St. Croix Coral Reef Swim Is An Amazing Race; Register Now!

The event includes a one mile, two-mile and a five-mile race through turquoise water and colorful coral reef.

Registration for the 2018 St. Croix Coral Reef Swim Race is now open!

The St. Croix Coral Reef Swim attracts fitness swimmers competing for fun, as well as world-class open water athletes. Swimmers as young as 11 years old and as senior as 75 years old are among the race contestants. The 2018 23rd Anniversary Coral Reef Swim is November 11, 2018.

The event includes a one mile, two-mile and a five-mile race through turquoise water and colorful coral reefs, both ending at The Buccaneer’s palm-lined beach where a steel band and refreshments await. The one-mile and the two-mile race follow the shoreline of St. Croix’s east end, and the five-mile race begins at Buck Island, a living coral reef designated an underwater park by the U.S. National Park Service. With three distances to choose from, the Coral Reef Swims offer an experience for all level of swimmers

St. Croix Coral Reef Swim 5-mile swim

swimracemap500RACE COURSE: THE RACE BEGINS ON BUCK ISLAND, WHICH BOASTS A SPECTACULAR BEACH AND LIVING CORAL REEF DESIGNATED AS AN UNDERWATER PARK BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, CONTINUES ACROSS THE CHANNEL AND THEN ALONG ST. CROIX’S SHORELINE OF COLORFUL REEFS AND SANDY BOTTOM. Learn More

St. Croix Coral Reef Swim 2-mile swim

2-Mile-Course-Sketch1RACE COURSE: THE TWO MILE RACE STARTS WEST SIDE OF PULL POINT. SWIMMERS HEAD WEST PASSING SHOYS POINT/BEACH BEFORE REACHING FINAL TURN BUOY ABOUT 800 YARDS OFF THE MERMAID BEACH AT THE BUCCANEER AND AIM FOR THE PALMED-LINED FINISH LINE. Learn More

St. Croix Coral Reef Swim 1-mile swim

St._Croix_1_Mile_Race_Course_3RACE COURSE: THE MILE RACE STARTS ON SHOYS BEACH. SWIMMERS HEAD WEST AND TURN ABOUT 800 YARDS OFF MERMAID BEACH AT THE BUCCANEER AND AIM FOR PALMED-LINED FINISH LINE AND STEEL PAN BAND GREETING THEM. Learn More

St. Croix Coral Reef Swim Finish

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MANY PARTICIPANTS MAKE THE ST. CROIX CORAL REEF SWIM AN ANNUAL EVENT DUE IN PART TO THE FESTIVE NATURE OF THE FINISH. LIVE STEEL PAN MUSIC AND TROPICAL BEVERAGES AWAIT THE FINISHING SWIMMERS OF ALL THREE RACES ALONG WITH THE CROWD ON THE BUCCANEER’S MERMAID BEACH. Learn More

Registration for the 2018 St. Croix Coral Reef Swim Race is now open!

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