Kristina Evelyn

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Carlisle Bay, site of two open water swimming festivals organized by SwimBarbadosVacations
Barbados Open Water Swimming Festival with Kristina Evelyn and Zary Evelyn is a nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year, part of the WOWSA Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association

Kristina Evelyn (born 2 February 1971) is the 46-year-old Marketing Director of SwimBarbadosVacations that promotes two open water swimming festivals in Barbados in the Caribbean including the Barbados Open Water Festival.

SwimBarbadosVacations

The two festivals are held 5-6 November 2017 with a practice swim, a 1.5 km, 3.3 km, 5 km and 10 km races in Bridgetown's Carlisle Bay, a beautiful natural harbour and marine park with a picturesque crescent-shaped bay bordered by a long white sand beach.

SwimBarbadosVacations was formed to organize open water swim events in Barbados and promote them to recreational open water swimmers around the world. SwimBarbadosVacations enables swimmers from outside the island to book nearby hotels and rentals cars at preferred rates.

2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nominees

The Barbados Open Water Swimming Festival was nominated for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:

1. Barbados Open Water Swimming Festival with Kristina Evelyn & Zary Evelyn (Barbados)
2. Khitindra Chandra Baishya (Bangladesh)
3. Sven Eckardt (Germany)
4. Indian National Open Water Swimming Competition Escort Paddlers (India)
5. Igor Lukin (Russia)
6. Margarita Llorens Bagur (Spain)
7. Madswimmer by Jean Craven (South Africa)
8. Marc-Antoine Olivier (France)
9. Stephen Rouch (USA)
10. Jason Snell (Great Britain)
11. Christof Wandratsch (Germany)
12. Wild Swimming Brothers (Great Britain)

2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nomination

Kristina Evelyn and Zary Evelyn have delivered Barbados to the international open water swimming community. Through Kristina’s ubiquitous, omnipresent social media promotions, through their hosting of Olympians and well-known personalities at the Barbados Open Water Swimming Festival, and through their combined efforts to establish and welcome swimmers and influence-makers around the world, she has created the ambiance and footprint of Barbados that is only shared among much more established and older events. The husband-and-wife team recruits their children, parents, cousins, and various friends to put on an outstanding event as they expertly stretch an extremely limited budget while serving as hosts to swimmers from dozens of countries. For their constant promotional and organizational efforts that put Barbados on the open water swimming map, for their creative marketing programs and initiatives that played off of the natural beauty of Barbados, for their relentlessly positive, year-round, comprehensive approach to organizing the multi-event Barbados Open Water Festival, Kristina Evelyn and Zary Evelyn’s efforts at the Barbados Open Water Swimming Festival is a worthy nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

Contact

Kristina Evelyn, Marketing Director, kevelyn@caribsurf.com swimbarbadosvacations@gmail.com

Mark Small is a medic.

Barbados to St. Lucia Channel Crossing

On 13-15 September 2019, she assisted Cameron Bellamy on his 150 km solo charity swim from Barbados to St. Lucia in the Caribbean Sea to support the Ubunye Challenge in 56 hours 55 minutes. Bellamy started at 8:18 am on 13 September 2019 and finished at 5:13 pm on 15 September 2019. The swim was ratified by the Barbados Aquatic Sports Association. His crew included:

• Captain Jono Jones
• Assistant Captain Adrian Joseph
• Mechanic Shemar Carrington
• Medic Mark Small
• Medic Karen Dunbreaker
• Head Official Observer Alison Pile
• Official Observer and Barbados Aquatic Sports Association Representative Rene Dulieu
• Support Crew member and Reserve Observer Chris Sikkens
• Support Crew member Kristina Evelyn
• Support Crew member Amanda Garcia
• Support Crew member Karen Turner
• Support Crew member Mark Farmer
• Support Crew member Hudson Harr (temporary – on crew for 1st day and last 3 hours)
• Support Crew member and reserve observer Geoff Farmer (temporary – on crew for 1st day)
• Support Crew member and reserve observer John Howard (temporary – on crew for 1st day)

Barbados to St. Lucia Channel Swim

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