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Man Completes Swim From Barbados To St Lucia

Loop News -South African-born, Cameron Bellamy, officially touched land in Saint Lucia on Sunday, September 15, 2019, after completing a two-day swim challenge, from Barbados to Saint Lucia.

Bellamy began the 151 km swim across the channel on September 13, 2019, at 8.20 am from St Peter’s Bay, Barbados.   Accompanying him on this journey was a support crew, backed by a team from Swim Barbados, headed by Kristina Evelyn, along with St Lucia Channel Swim organizers.

The swim began with calm seas which lasted throughout the day and was assisted by the full moonlight at night.  Bellamy entered Saint Lucian waters overnight and at dawn on Sunday, September 15, the team could see the coast of Saint Lucia about 30 miles out, which gave Bellamy the push he needed to get to the coast.

South African-born, Cameron Bellamy, officially touched land in Saint Lucia on Sunday, September 15, 2019, after completing a two-day swim challenge, from Barbados to Saint Lucia.

Bellamy began the 151 km swim across the channel on September 13, 2019, at 8.20 am from St Peter’s Bay, Barbados.   Accompanying him on this journey was a support crew, backed by a team from Swim Barbados, headed by Kristina Evelyn, along with St Lucia Channel Swim organizers.

The swim began with calm seas which lasted throughout the day and was assisted by the full moonlight at night.  Bellamy entered Saint Lucian waters overnight and at dawn on Sunday, September 15, the team could see the coast of Saint Lucia about 30 miles out, which gave Bellamy the push he needed to get to the coast.

In preparation for the challenge, Bellamy trained for weeks in Barbados, by completing three 24-hour swim challenges.  The swim from Barbados to Saint Lucia – a 94 mile expanse of open sea – was not the original swim feat that Bellamy had been planning, as his intention was to swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida when just 3 weeks ago, it was officially called-off due to permit regulation changes for the support boat.

Bellamy and his team were ecstatic at being the first group to complete the journey and thanked all those who were responsible for making this achievement possible.

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