Wuhan International Yangtze River Crossing Festival
Started in 1934 with 44 swimmers, the International Challenge of Swimming Across The Yangtze River has grown to international proportions with the largest cash prize money in the world
The swim distance is 2.5 miles (4.1 km) and starts from Oualie Beach on Nevis at 8.00am and goes across the ‘Narrows’ to finish at Cockleshell Beach on St Kitts.
The 2022 swim was the 20th year for the ‘Bente Weber Memorial Swim’ and it continues to offer both a race and a challenge to open water swim enthusiasts and adventurers alike.
Over the years this event has grown in stature both regionally and globally, with participants traveling from far and wide to join the fun swimming between two gorgeous Caribbean sister islands.