Curaçao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast. It is the largest and most populous of the three ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) of the Lesser Antilles. Curaçao is site of the Swim for the Roses and location for the first open water swim especially for Special Olympics athletes, run by Rudsel Maria, at Seaquarium Beach.
Open Water Swimming
- Niko Kluyver and André Nottelman completed the first crossing between Klein Curaçao and Santa Barbara, Curaçao in a 26.1 km tandem swim in September 2014.
- Erwin Ruijsink completed the second crossing from Klein Curaçao to Oostpunt on Curaçao, a 13.2 km crossing in 3 hours 36 minutes in October 2014.
- Deaxo Croes swam a 20 km training swim from Bonaire to Curaçao on 1 December 2020 as he plans to swim an unprecedented 54 km crossing from Bonaire to Curaçao in 2021.
- Other annual open water swimming events include the Swim for the Roses and the Iguana Open Water Swim take place on Curaçao.
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