Activities

  • Open water swim-1 Mile (assisted-fins/snorkel) - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-2 Mile (assisted-fins/snorkel) - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-2 Mile - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-5 Mile (assisted-fins/snorkel) - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-5 Mile - Individual Age group/open

Description

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 2024 28th anniversary Coral Reef Swim is Sunday, November 10, 2024 

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

Please see swimrace.com for specific race rules including age limits and escort requirements for minor swimmers. 

 

Event details and schedule

 All swimmers should plan on being available for Mandatory Race Check in by Saturday 3 PM.  

Sample Schedule: Will be updated on our website closer to the race: 

2024 Tentative Schedule Coral Reef Swim Race Day Schedule

 MANDATORY Race check will be available in The Buccaneer Lobby during the following times:

          Friday, November 8th: 7:30-10 AM or 4-6 PM

          Saturday, November 9th: 7:30-10 AM, 3:00-4;30 PM

In person course talk: 3:30 PM

 

Sunday, November 10th, 2024:

 

  • 6 AM at The Buccaneer Lobby or in front of the Mermaid Restaurant: Taxi’s begin to leave to bring swimmers to race marking at Green Cay

 

  • 6:15 AM at Green Cay Marina:  Five Mile Race marking begins.  Swimmers should arrive no later than 6:20 AM if arriving on their own.

 

  • 7:30 AM at Buck Island: Five Mile Race Start: The Five Mile race will start from Buck Island.

 

  • 8 AM at the Mermaid Restaurant: Two Mile swimmers Race Marking: Two Mile swimmers will meet at the Mermaid Restaurant for race marking. Taxis will leave for the race start at approx. 8:15.

 

  • 8:30 AM at the Mermaid Restaurant: One Mile swimmers Race Marking: One Mile swimmers will meet at the Mermaid Restaurant for race marking. Taxis will leave for the race start at approx. 8:45. PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP BEFORE 8:25 so that there is no confusion between one and two mile swimmers. 

 

  • 8:45 AM at Pull Point: Two Mile Race Start: The Two Mile race will start from Pull Point

 

  • 9:00 AM at Shoys Beach: One Mile Race Start: The One Mile race will start from Shoys Beach.

 

  • 9:15 AM at Mermaid Beach: Swimmers in all three races begin finishing the race.

 

  • 10:30 AM at the Mermaid Restaurant:  Beach BarBQue opens

 

  • 12:00ish-1:15 PM: award show

Organised by

Coral Reef Swim Race

27435 Maple Ridge Way SE, maple Valley

Phone: 2532414827

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