Power Up!

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


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.  


The race consists of three courses:

Short Course from Maho Bay to Cinnamon Bay (1 mile)
Intermediate Course from Maho Bay to Trunk Bay (2¼ miles)
Long Course from Maho to Hawksnest (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.



 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

St. Croix SCUBA - Christiansted

The following St. John hotels and villa rental company have offered discounts of 10% to 25% to race participants. Please ask for Power Swim rates. You may also check out our Villas for the Park. (Interested in offering discounts to swimmers too? Contact info@friendsvinp.org today and get on the list!)


Practice Swims:

April 14th - 8:30am Maho to Cinnamon

April 28 - 8:30am Maho to Cinnamon & Trunk

May 12 - 8:30am Maho to Cinnamon, Trunk & Hawksnest

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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