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Vanessa Eugene is ready for a mini-marathon swim on the island’s north coast

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Vanessa Eugene is ready to take the plunge!

A former national swimmer, Eugene will be swimming 6.25 km from Sandals Grande to Barrel o Beef and back on Wednesday morning.

Eugene currently works at Sandals Grande, and she was part of a 2019 local relay team that attempted to cross the Saint Lucia channel to Martinique.

She explains how the idea to do this swim came about.

Eugene told us that she wants to continue with longer distances to peak interest and to challenge herself.

She already has a small training group, but she is hoping that more local swimmers will join her in diving into open water competition.

Eugene gets into the water on Wednesday morning at 5:30 AM, she should finish around 8 am.

You can follow her swim on the Saint Lucia Channel Swim facebook page.

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