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HomeLifeSwim the Sound: VISAR Event Raises More Than $20,000

Swim the Sound: VISAR Event Raises More Than $20,000

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Barbara Crowder swims to victory in the three-mile race. Photo by Todd VanSickle
Barbara Crowder swims to victory in the three-mile race. Photo by Todd VanSickle

The event is one of VISARs largest fundraisers. Each year, the organization needs to raise $250,000 to meet its annual operational costs. VISAR has two bases — Tortola and Virgin Gorda — with about 45 volunteers.

This year’s Swim the Sound netted $21,000.

Several weeks before the event, VISAR had made two critical rescues, which included an unconscious diver who needed CPR. And, in a separate incident, seven people were rescued by VISAR after a boat accident during the Leverick Bay Poker Run, according to the operations manager.

“That is why it is so important to keep us going and to support VISAR,” she said. “Because when you are in need on the water, we are the people you are going to call.”

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RESULTS:

SUP
Male: Rodrigo Dos Santos 37m 10s
Female: Kim Takeuchi 43m 52s
Under-18: John Pettigrew 1h 02m 19s

 

2-Mile Assisted
Female: Adele Smith 54m 52s
Male: Dave Pettigrew 1h 01m 37s

 

2-Mile
Female: Amanda Grant 57m 59s
Male: Mark Doig 55m 19s
Under-18: Natalie Fay 1h 27m 54s

 

3-Mile Assisted
Female: Kay Reddy 2h 2m 48s
Male: Jason Kuczek 1h 21m 59s

 

3-Mile
Female: Barbara Crowder 1h 11m 25s
Male: Bob Crowder 1h 14m 52s
Dog: Biltong 1h 34m 33s

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