There is a particular beauty in the exhaustion that follows physical exertion be it from working on the trails, sifting sand on an archeology dig, or in the case of the image above, swimming in the 19th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim. At 8 years old, Jax who lives on St. John completed the one-mile swim from Maho to Cinnamon unassisted!
The event, one of the most beautiful open water swims in the world, had 350 swimmers supported by 130 volunteers on land and sea. Truly, the dedication of our volunteers and sponsors that make this event possible each year is awe-inspiring. Thank you for sharing our passion - and your heart and energy! You make it possible!
The Power Swim marks the beginning of our summer calendar of programs including Learn to Swim and the Youth Trail Crew. Additionally, our Sea Turtle Nest Monitoring and Protection program kicks off its new season with volunteer training just in time for World Sea Turtle Day on Thursday, June 16.
As you can see, we don't miss a beat even in the summer heat. We hope you don't either. Get out there, explore, and enjoy your park! We will see you out there!