Saint Lucia Channel solo

molly1205molly1205 Lincoln, NebraskaMember

Hi all,

I'm more of an avid reader of the forum, but wanted to share a quick report on my swim of the St. Lucia Channel on May 16. This is an incredible and beautiful place to do a warm water channel swim. I started planning this a little more than a year ago, before the St. Lucia Channel event was formed. As I was making email inquiries, I was connected to Sue Dyson, the event co-director, who was a great help in notifying the appropriate authorities of my swim and finding excellent local crew members for my solo attempt.

I found the shortest repeatable route of 21.2 Miles from the Body Holiday beach in St. Lucia to Grand Terre beach in Martinique. The current near Martinique pushed us east of our planned landing by about a mile or so. I finished in a small patch of sand at the base of a cliff line, 13:56 after the start.

It was a hard swim because of sea sickness, but otherwise, it was great - no sharks or severe jellyfish stings, no hypothermia, no islands of thick seaweed.

I'll share a detailed report when we get back home and I have access to a decent keyboard. There are some photos on my Facebook page (Molly Nance).

I greatly appreciate all of the shared wisdom and support the MSF Forum provides!


Molly Nance, Lincoln, Nebraska

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  • JaimieJaimie NYCCharter Member

    Congrats @molly1205 !

  • KatieBunKatieBun CornwallSenior Member

    Many congratulations, Molly. So pleased for you. A well deserved success.

  • SydneDSydneD Senior Member

    So amazing! I followed you all day, and can't wait to read more.
    Seriously interested in the event for next summer, and in awe of what you've done. Yay!

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited August 2018

    Congratulations, Molly! Your swim documentation has been published and ratified:

  • Congratulations Molly!
    I got sea sick just watching the video! What a beautiful channel, and amazing feat!

  • rlmrlm Member

    Wow, Molly, QUITE the accomplishment! By the way, I just read the story "The Last Voyage of Columbus."...neat to see you swimming in that region. Anyway, thanks for sharing your great swim. RLM

  • JaimieJaimie NYCCharter Member

    Congratulations @molly1205 ! Too cool!

  • StLucia_ChannelStLucia_Channel Saint Lucia Member

    We think @molly1205 is the Queen! It was tremendous to be part of this great swim.

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