I've been looking over the race results; my time in the intermediate course (2 1/4 mi) was 1:05:34 and my pace was 29:08 per mile- I'm very happy with that! I'd figured it would take me 5 min. longer. As it turns out, there were 9 women in my age group, and one was in the top three overall, so that put me first among the other 8 in the age group. I see now that I was 5th out of 20 women and 7th out of 34 men and women combined! Woo hoo.
We had a celebrity in the long course race, Jamie Patrick from California, an ultra distance swimmer who gave a workshop the day before the race and also spoke at the pre race meeting the night before. He does some crazy long swims. I love how distance swimmers are not too too thin- they have to have a little flotation on to keep from sinking.
Another little celebrity was a teen from Trinidad who is participating in all 4 of the West Indies Bluewater Swim Series in St John, Trinidad, Nevis, and the Turks & Caicos. She was staying at Maho with her family. Good luck in your swims Chelsea.