Power Up! It's Time for the 16th Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim!!


Swim to Cinnamon Bay, swim to Trunk Bay, or go all the way to Hawksnest Bay.

On Sunday, May 26, 2019 Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host the 16th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Want to swim for FREE? Join Race for a Reason to support the Park and swim for free!  Click here for more information and details on how to participate.

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

An interactive course map can be found here.





Support Your Park & the "Learn to Swim" Program!

 Support the "Learn to Swim" Program in Virgin Islands National Park along with the other 28 projects and programs that Preserve, Protect and Educate in our Park.  A chance to swim for FREE, prizes for top fundraisers and a Limited Edition Beach-to-Beach Power Swim hat for all!

        Visit the RACE FOR A REASON 2019 page here to find out how.


 Registration Fees




Late (If registrations available): 


February 1st through May 5, 2019

May 6 – 24th, 2019

May 25th (at Pre-race meeting only - if space is still available)

Youth (17 & under)




Adult (18 & over)




This non-refundable fee is a donation to Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and may be tax deductible.




To register 

On-line direct using PayPal (February 1 through 9:30pm on May 24th, 2019 only) 

By phone - (340) 779-4940

 In person at:

The Friends of the Park Stores: Mongoose Junction & National Park Service Visitor Center, Cruz Bay

Connections - Cruz Bay, St. John

Caribbean Surf Co. - Havensight and Red Hook, St. Thomas

The following St. John hotels and villa rental company have offered discounts of 10% to 25% to race participants and their companions in the past. This will be confirmed by February 1st.

Please ask for Power Swim rates.

Pre-race meeting

At the Trunk Bay pavilion, Saturday, May 25th. All swimmers are strongly urged to attend this full briefing.

3:00 pm: Registration and pre-check in (complete paperwork and distribution of event t-shirts and goodie bags)

3:30 pm: Detailed briefing on the course and the event. This lasts about 45 minutes

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