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This Man Just Swam From Barbados to Saint Lucia

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 16, 2019

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy just made history this weekend, becoming the first person to ever swim from Barbados to Saint Lucia.

The 100-mile swim, completed over two days, is the longest open-channel swim in history.


Bellamy set off on Friday morning from the beach at the Saint Peter’s Bay resort, above.

“Thank you for once again choosing Barbados to be a part of your amazing journey,” Barbados Tourism Marketing said in a statement.

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Bellamy set off on Friday morning from the beach at the Saint Peter’s Bay resort in Barbados, swimming nonstop — meaning he did not stop to sleep, accompanied by a support boat that would periodically throw him food and fluids and pouring ice-cold water on his head.

It’s the latest athletic feat for Bellamy, a native of South Africa, whose previous adventures include a 57-row across the Indian Ocean (one that set two Guinness World Records) and a solo cycling journey that covered 4,039 miles from Beijing across Asia.

— CJ

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