Barbados Open Water Swim Festival
Where does one even start on describing this event? Situated in gorgeous Barbados and held on one of the nicest white sand beaches in the world, this spectacular festival showcases everything the Caribbean has to offer. Just the calm, beautiful and warm waters make this an extremely fun swim in it’s own right but the event itself takes things to another level entirely.
The first few days feature guided swims where swimmers will see fish of all kinds and it is quite common to spot sea turtles as well. The day before the race features an open water clinic by Open Water Olympian Alex Meyer. Festivities during the festival also include stand-up paddle board races and kayak races.
The main GSS races have a 1.5k race on the first day, that pretty much all swimmers take part in, and therefore ends up being the biggest race. On the second day, they offer a second swim for most people. With a variety of distances, including: 3.3k, 5k & 10k. With the 3 pre-race guided swims and the 2 days of competitive races, everyone gets all the swimming they could want in this tropical paradise!
With loads of prizes and a truly unique and festive atmosphere this should be at the top of anyone’s list for a destination race!