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Barbados Open Water Festival

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Barbados Open Water Swimming Festival with Kristina Evelyn and Zary Evelyn is a nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, part of the WOWSA Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association
Barbados Open Water Festival in Carlisle Bay in Christ Church, Barbados. Photo courtesy of Caribbean Aerial Photography
Barbados Open Water Festival in Carlisle Bay in Barbados. Photo courtesy of Caribbean Aerial Photography

The Barbados Open Water Festival is an open water swimming festival in Carlisle Bay in Barbados with practice swims, 1.5 km and 3.3 km swims (Swim the Bay and Just For Fun), a 5 km race, the solo 10 km marathon swimming competition, and the 4-person 10 km marathon swimming relay. It is part of the Global Swim Series and one of the World's Top 100 Island Swims as named by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

Organizers[edit]

Kristina Evelyn and Zary Evelyn

2016 Date[edit]

5-6 November 2017

2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nominees[edit]

The Barbados Open Water Swimming Festival was nominated for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:

1. Barbados Open Water Swimming Festival with Kristina Evelyn & Zary Evelyn (Barbados)
2. Khitindra Chandra Baishya (Bangladesh)
3. Sven Eckardt (Germany)
4. Indian National Open Water Swimming Competition Escort Paddlers (India)
5. Igor Lukin (Russia)
6. Margarita Llorens Bagur (Spain)
7. Madswimmer by Jean Craven (South Africa)
8. Marc-Antoine Olivier (France)
9. Stephen Rouch (USA)
10. Jason Snell (Great Britain)
11. Christof Wandratsch (Germany)
12. Wild Swimming Brothers (Great Britain)

2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nomination[edit]

Kristina Evelyn and Zary Evelyn have delivered Barbados to the international open water swimming community. Through Kristina’s ubiquitous, omnipresent social media promotions, through their hosting of Olympians and well-known personalities at the Barbados Open Water Swimming Festival, and through their combined efforts to establish and welcome swimmers and influence-makers around the world, she has created the ambiance and footprint of Barbados that is only shared among much more established and older events. The husband-and-wife team recruits their children, parents, cousins, and various friends to put on an outstanding event as they expertly stretch an extremely limited budget while serving as hosts to swimmers from dozens of countries. For their constant promotional and organizational efforts that put Barbados on the open water swimming map, for their creative marketing programs and initiatives that played off of the natural beauty of Barbados, for their relentlessly positive, year-round, comprehensive approach to organizing the multi-event Barbados Open Water Festival, Kristina Evelyn and Zary Evelyn’s efforts at the Barbados Open Water Swimming Festival is a worthy nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

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