Bente Weber Memorial Swim (Nevis to St. Kitts Cross-Channel Swim)

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The Bente Weber Memorial Swim or the Nevis to St. Kitts Cross-Channel Swim is a 4 km inter-island Caribbean Sea swim from Nevis to St. Kitts. It starts at Oualie Beach on Nevis with the finish at Cockleshell Bay on St. Kitts in an area known as the Narrows. It is one of the World's Top 100 Island Swims.


The event record was set by Rhian Purdy in a time of 1:05:21. The men's record is held by Roger Brown in 1:05.38.

In 2012, it also incorporates the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States open water swimming championships, 1 km ('Short Course') and 4 km ('Long Course') races on Nevis.

It is a memorial swim as a tribute to the legacy of Bente Weber.

The Narrows

The Narrows is the strait that separates the Caribbean Sea islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis. At its narrowest point, it is 3.5 kilometres wide.




City Nevis to St. Kitts

Country St. Kitts

Region Americas



Event Information

Month: March

Event Date: 3/21/2011

Website: StarMile 2.5 Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: Yes

Charity: No

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