Barbados International Masters Swim Meet kicks off Oct 29-31

Swimming News courtesy of Swim Barbados, a SwimSwam partner.

Just as the mornings start to get dull and grey in the North and temperatures start dropping, the inaugural Barbados Int’l Masters Swim Meet will kick off in bright sunshine at the outdoor pool at the Barbados Aquatic Centre (October 29-31). The Aquatic Centre is mere minutes away from the gorgeous south coast beaches of the island. What can swimmers expect of the Meet: warm hospitality, friendly competition & fun social events! Entries still being accepted.

swim barbados vacationsFor lovers of open water events, you may want to consider the “Swim the Bay” races on November 2nd in the magnificent Carlisle Bay.

After two successful events in 2013, more of the same is expected at the 2014 event. Swimmers are expected from at least twelve different countries across the globe. We look forward to welcoming all of the swimmers from recreational to elite. Swimmers such as 2010 World champion (25km) & US National champion open water swimmer Alex Meyer & American Eney Jones will definitely heat up the competition in the 5km races. Great prizes to be had in all the age categories!

Please note if flying in from UK or a European country: Virgin Atlantic has joined as a sponsor! They will offer preferred fares for swimmers attending our events from the UK. Please contact [email protected] to arrange your travel.

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Mission: To promote swimming in Barbados and to share our venues with pool & open water swimmers from around the globe!

Swim Barbados: International Masters Pool Meet October 29-31

Swim Barbados: International Masters Pool Meet October 29-31

Swim Barbados Vacations has been formed to host International swimming events in Barbados. In 2013 two Open Water Festivals were held (July & October) and they were well subscribed by swimmers from all across the globe. Conditions for open water swimming in Barbados are excellent. Additionally, there is a very active group of Masters Swimmers on the island and in 2014 a Masters Pool Meet (Oct 29-31) will be hosted in conjunction with Flying Fish Masters and the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association. The organizers are veterans of the local swim/water polo/triathlon fraternity. They have a passion for swimming and for growing the sport in Barbados.

There were two open water swim events hosted in 2013, the first took place on July 6th and the second on October 27, 2013. Two swims, a 1.5km swim and a 5 km swim plus SUP relay races, kayak races and water polo. The 2014 event will be hosted on November 2nd. Swimmers & triathletes of all skill levels, from recreational to elite are welcome! Swim at your own pace. The races are broken down into age categories for men and women, see web site for details on this, 2013 prizes and more. (

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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