Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bermuda Round the Sound Swim 2009

The morning air smelled like warm honey as over 260 swimmers prepared for the Round the Sound swim in Bermuda. Swimmers competed in distances ranging from 10k to 800 yards in scenic Hamilton Sound. On-island swimmers competed with people from all over the world, including Duncan Taylor, newly appointed governor of the Cayman Islands, who competed in the 4k. His wife Marie Beatrice Taylor swam the 800yd. Swapnali Yadav, a ten-year-old girl from Mumbai, India finished the 10k to the cheers of her family and onlookers. Canada, Dubai, England, and the US all had swimmers competing in temperate 78F water. John Legge, a local from Southampton, took first place in the10k swim. The Governor of Bermuda came out to hand out awards to the top finishers. Aqua Moon Adventures, Dolphin Swim Team of Bermuda and Bermuda Open Water Swimmers organized the event. For more info, go to