Event Schedule

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2017 Race Schedule 

Coral Reef Swim Racers,

Welcome to Race Week!   I arrived on St. Croix this past weekend and the race committee is putting the finishing touches on race preparation. I did not want to send out the ‘final’ schedule for 2017 until closer to the race as with hurricane recovery, things are constantly changing.   The  amazing people of St. Croix are excited to welcome you and are working hard to make this experience a safe and memorable one for you.

Here you will find:

  • Tentative racers list.  Please let me know of any changes by Friday, November 3rd.
  • Please read before you come to the mandatory race meeting & check in on Saturday from 2-4 PM. the Swim Race Rules for the 5 mile, 2 mile, and 1 mile event distances.  Course talks are at 2:30, 3:15, & 4 PM. There will also be a small supply of T shirts for purchase ( Dri-fit: $15 for an upgrade/$25 for additional or $15 for cotton) as well as race silicone swim caps for sale for $15.  Please bring cash.
  • Menus for the swim race lunch which will start around 11:45 AM on Sunday
  • Menu for the race dinner buffet Saturday evening at The Buccaneer.  Join your fellow racers! Make sure to set up reservations in advance: concierge@thebuccaneer.com
  • A list of shops and restaurants open in town

Swimmers ages 11-17

: Please do not forget to bring your mandatory statement from your swim coach.  Questions? Contact coralreefswim@hotmail.com


Saturday, November 4, 2017:

  • Newcomers ~ Open Water Clinic: 8 - 9 AM at the Brass Parrot Meeting Room at The Buccaneer.
    • The clinic will be hosted by Open Water Guru, Alex Kostich and should last just over an hour. To sign up for the clinic, please email coralreefswim@hotmail.comor by calling 340-712-2100 and asking for Oceanna.
  • Check-in/Race Preview: 2-4 PM at the Terrace Lounge at The Buccaneer.
    • All swimmers MUST check in during this time. Swimmers will pick up their race booklet, race goodie bag, and race cap.
  • Course Preview/Race Talk:
    • All swimmers must attend one of the course previews & race talks. Talks will begin promptly at 2:30, 3:15, and 4:00.
  • Cocktail Party: 5-6 PM @ The Sugar Mill of The Buccaneer.
    • Meet fellow racers as well as previous Olympians as you listen to the sounds of the Steel Pans overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Seas.
  • Special Swim Race dinner menu (with special prices) at the Terrace Restaurant of The Buccaneer.
    • Reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting the concierge at The Buccaneer,
      340-712-2100 or concierge@thebuccaneer.com
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017:

  • Five Mile Swimmers -- Race Marking: 6:00 AM taxis leave The Buccaneer to head to Green Cay for Marking.
    • FIVE MILE SWIMMERS ONLY!! Make sure to bring your bracelet band as well as your goggles and anything else you might need before the race starts. Swimmers arriving at Green Cay on their own must be there at 6:15 AM.
    • Bring a bag, if you wish, (no plastic please!) for items you will leave behind on the boat. The bags will be dropped at the entrance to the Mermaid Restaurant.
  • Five Mile Race Start from Buck Island: 7:30 AM
  • Two Milers meet on The Mermaid Beach for Race Marking -- 7:45 AM:
    • Bring your band as well as your goggles!! Be on time so you don’t miss the race. Taxi’s will leave the Mermaid Restaurant to take swimmers to Pull Point for the start.
  • Two mile race begins from Pull Point at approx. 8:15 a.m.
  • One Mile Swimmers meet for Race Marking -- 8:45 @ The Mermaid Restaurant:
    • Bring your band as well as your goggles! Be on time so you don’t miss the race. Taxi’s will leave the Mermaid Restaurant to swimmers to Shoys Beach for the start.
  • Swimmers begin finishing the races: 9 AM
    • Family and Friends gather at the Mermaid to cheer swimmers through the finish line as they listen to Caribbean sounds. The Mermaid Bar will be open for drinks.
  • One Mile Race begins from Shoys Beach at approx. 9:15 a.m.
  • Awards Lunch Begins at The Terrace: 11:45 AM
    • Remember to bring your lunch tickets!
  • Awards Ceremony Begins around 12:45 PM

Thank you to our St. Croix Coral Reef Swim Volunteers and Sponsors:

      • The Buccaneer
      • Big Beards
      • Caribbean Sea Adventures
      • Cruzan Rum
      • St. Croix Yacht Club
      • Bellows International
      • IB designs