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Thank you to all our competitors and sponsors; past and present for making these races happen. For more information or for any spelling errors please contact Friends of VI National Park. Thank you.
2008 Beach to Beach Results
Overall Results Friends Beach-to-Beach
Power Swim Results by age group

St. John Landsharks Win “Scotiabank Team Challenge” Award at 5th Annual Friends Beach-to-Beach Power Swim
165 swimmers from around the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and the United States participated in the 5th Annual Friends Beach-to-Beach Power Swim. Scotiabank, a sponsor since the event’s inception, created the Scotiabank Team Challenge Award last year, to recognize our swimmers for their athletic skill.
This challenge was open to swim groups/athletic groups that registered a minimum of 3 team members. The challenge was for swimmers on the long course, swimming from Maho Bay to Hawksnest Bay, and the finishing times of the top three individual swimmers from the same team were combined and the team with the overall fastest time won the challenge.
The St. John Landsharks took top honors this year, with a combined time of 4:41:25, along with the trophy and a cash award of $250. Scotiabank’s Zahida Ishmael was on hand to present the trophy to team members, who included Jeff Miller (St. John), Megan Cliff (St. John) and Louise Wearmouth (Tortola).
Congratulations to the St. John Landsharks and to all of the Beach-to-Beach Power Swimmers!
2007 Beach to Beach Results
Results Friends Beach-to-Beach


Sixteen year old Annie Myrvang from St. Croix is now two-time champion of the 4th Annual Friends Beach-to-Beach Power Swim hosted by Friends of Virgin Islands National Park! Annie completed the 3-1/2 mile course with a time of 1:20:00. Annie is the first person ever to have won the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim two years in a row. It was a close race at the finish line, as Dave Nielsam from St. Thomas finished second overall and first of the men to cross the finish line with a time of 1:21:10; and third place finisher was Barb Crowder from California with a time of 1:22:10
A total of 142 swimmers participated in the event this year. “We are please with the turnout this year, and once again, we had terrific conditions, but a light surf made it more challenging this year.” said Friends president Joe Kessler. “And on behalf of the board of directors and staff of Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, I thank all of our sponsors, with special acknowledgement to our major sponsors, Hawaiian Tropic, Scotiabank, St. John Insurance Agency, Alfredo’s Landscaping, Mongoose Junction, Theodore Tunick & Company, Maho Bay Camps, American Paradise Real Estate, Storage on Site, Jewels, Azura, and TOPA Properties for their continue support. We cannot host an event like this without their participation, nor can we thank them enough for their assistance. We are very proud to have such outstanding corporate partners working with us on this community event”

Team St. Croix Wins Scotia Bank Team Challenge
142 swimmers from around the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and the United States participated in the 4th Annual Friends Beach-to-Beach Power Swim. Scotiabank, a sponsor since the event’s inception, added a little extra sizzle to this year’s race by instituting the Scotiabank Team Challenge Award, to recognize our swimmers for their athletic skill.
This challenge was open to swim groups/athletic groups that registered a minimum of 3 team members. The challenge was for swimmers on the long course, swimming from Maho Bay to Hawksnest Bay, and the finishing times of the top three individual swimmers from the same team were combined and the team with the overall fastest time won the challenge.
Team St. Croix took top honors, with a combined time of 4:33:19, along with the trophy and a cash award of $250. Mr. Lawrence Aqui, vice president of Scotiabank was on hand to present the trophy to team members, who included Annie Myrvang, who was also the overall winner and two-time champion of the 4th Annual Friends Beach-to-Beach Power Swim, along with other team members Elizabeth Armstrong, Bob Halk, and Ray Lutz.
2006 Beach to Beach Results
Results Friends Beach-to-Beach


A record 142 swimmers participated in the 3rd Annual Friends Beach-to-Beach Power Swim, helping to raise money to fund projects and programs that preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park. 15 year-old Annie Myrvang from St. Croix was the overall winner with a time of one hour eighteen minutes and 7 seconds (1:18:07). Jack Leavitt, also from St. Croix, followed in second place with a time of one hour twenty minutes forty-seven seconds (1:20:47); and 3rd place was Timothy Fitzpatrick from Vienna, VA with a time of one hour twenty-one minutes forty-nine seconds (1:21:49).

Other course results

Short Course-overall winners:
Carol Murphy St. Croix 25:40 Bryson Mays St. Croix 21:28

Intermediate Course-overall winners:
Kendra Nielsam St. Thomas 1:06:47 David Nielsam St. Thomas 47:29 (husband and wife!)

"Both weather and water conditions were perfect for our event today", said Karen Brady, Friends' development director, "and we are ecstatic with the turnout for the race today." The course highlights two of Virgin Islands National Park's most special features, the waters and beaches located on the north shore of St. John.

This event is possible only with the support of all of our sponsors, and we thank them all for their contributions. Major sponsors include; St. John Insurance Agency, Mongoose Junction, Scotia Bank, Alfredo's Landscaping, Theodore Tunick Insurance, Hawaiian Tropic, NBC-WVGN TV14, Buzz Radio, American Paradise Real Estate, Starfish Market, and Maho Bay Camps.

It takes more than 60 volunteers to staff this event; "We can't thank them enough for their time, talent and energy! We truly appreciate everyone's efforts to make this a safe, fun and challenging event,” said Karen Brady Friends' development director.
   

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