Joe's Beach To Beach Power Swim

Beach to Beach Power Swim logo 2024

The 21st Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim took place on Sunday, May 26, 2024!  Participants swam from Maho to Cinnamon, or to Trunk, or the full 3.5 mile long course to Hawksnest!

Every Memorial Day weekend, swimmers take to the beautiful waters of Virgin Islands National Park on St. John to raise funds for kids swim programs, marine conservation, education outreach and more! One of the most beautiful swims in the world, the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim includes the beaches of Maho Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Hawknest Bay and Trunk Bay which is regularly on the world’s top 10 beaches lists. The swim is number 23 on the list of the World’s Top 100 Open Water Swims and number 7 on the World’s Top 100 Island Swims.

In Memory of Joe Kessler. 2024 year marked a new moment for the Power Swim. Jeff Miller, who has 21 Power Swims under his swim cap, dedicated his 2024 swim and gave a heartfelt tribute at the award ceremony to Power Swim founder, Joe Kessler who recently passed away with his wife, Cristina Kessler.  Going forward, the event will be called Joe's Beach-to-Beach Power Swim. Thank you to Joe and Cristina, for giving us the Power Swim and so much more.

Race Results

Race results and times for the Power Swim.


Photo Gallery

Lots of great photos of the race.   

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Race Info

Information on registration fees, course information, practice swims and more.

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Race Registration

Registration for the 2024 is closed!



Volunteers make this event possible!  We need volunteers on land to help with beach setup, registration, timing and lunch/prizegiving; and safety volunteers in the water in boats, kayaks and SUPS. If you are interested in helping, please contact Jennifer Stone at .

Power Swim 2023 crowd

Personal Fundraising

Create your own fundraising page to support the swim and the programs it benefits. The person who raises the most wins a half day Salt Deck boat trip for up to 6 people kindly donated by Salty Daze Charters (Restrictions apply). Thank you for making a difference! 


Places To Stay

Need a place to stay on St. John?  Select villas and hotels offer discounts to Power Swim participants. 


The support and generosity of the St. John community is awe inspiring.  These businesses make extraordinary things possible.  We cannot thank them enough!

If you would like to sponsor the 2024 swim, please contact Jennifer Stone at or 340.779.4940