South African swimmer Cameron Bellamy has become the first person in living memory to swim from Barbados to St. Lucia, a distance of over 150 km.
Bellamy spent 56 hours in the waters swimming to St. Lucia and under swim marathon rules he was not allowed to touch his support boat or any human being during the swim. It began Friday September 13th at 8:20 on beach in Barbados and ended on a rock, just past Moule-a-Chique, Vieux-Fort at 4:43pm Sunday September 15, 2019.
The endurance swimmer was commended by the swimming fraternity here, the St. Lucia Tourism Authority and the Ministry for Sports.
St. Lucian hotelier Sanovnik Destang applauded Cameron Bellamy for his record-setting swim from Barbados to St. Lucia.
Destang, Executive Director of St. Lucia’s Bay Gardens Resorts, described Bellamy’s completion of the longest channel swim in history, of more than 150km (93 miles) of open ocean, as “nothing short of heroic.”
The South African athlete raises funds to support education projects in South Africa, Barbados and St. Lucia.
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