That’s Barb Crowder and Bryson Mays, winners of last year’s long course in the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim.
16-year-old Bryson, from St. Croix, set a course record last year at 1:10:32. That’s a long lunch hour of doing nothing but swimming! He also won in 2010.
Now it’s your turn.
The 9th annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim is set for May 27, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, and it’s open to anyone, not just islanders.
If you’re up to it, go for the long course: 3.5 miles from Maho Beach to Hawksest. If you’re not quite that fit, consider the 1 mile short course: Maho to Cinnamon. There’s an intermediate course and a relay as well. And, in the assisted category,
Beer guys Kevin and Cheech have hit the big time, TV commercial-wise, and their ad may soon show up during your favorite shows.
St. John Brewers worked with long-time Virgin Islands video producer Eric Zucker in December to create a new TV commercial that they plan to land on networks like ESPN, CNN and Bravo, and they’ve already bought local airtime in the Virgin Islands, where the ad is airing during college basketball playoffs.
“Eric came up with the idea to team up with Angel’s Rest, the party boat out of Coral Bay, and create a fantasy story line about two friends on vacation who come up with a way to move to the islands,” says Kevin. “It was a great experience, and there’s a lot of local talent and familiar sites that went into it.”
Actors Melanie Spitzer, Chelsea Stathopoulos and Marvin Ward (the bartender) all came from St. Thomas. And the tortoise you’ll see sitting on the bar, named Torty,