Vanessa Eugene - Rat Island Loop

Loop around Rat Island from Sandals Grande BEach

14.2 km (8.8 miles)

6 hours, 58 minutes on 21 November 2021

Observed and documented by Sue Dyson




  • Name: Vanessa Eugene
  • Gender: female
  • Age on swim date: 39
  • Nationality: Saint Lucia
  • Resides: Monier, Saint Lucia

Support Personnel

  • Kerney Evans - boat pilot
  • Michael Paul - first mate
  • Keenan Sonson - feeder
  • Terrol Campton - kayaker
  • Bernard Fanis - photographer
  • Kerma Mondesir - Sandals photographer (start & finish)


Sue Dyson

Escort Vessel

Name Port
MV Lady Halcyon Rodney Bay, St Lucia

Swim Parameters

  • Category: Solo, nonstop, unassisted.
  • Rules: MSF Rules of Marathon Swimming, without exception or modification.
  • Equipment used: Textile swimsuit (A3 Performance), silicone cap, goggles, basic watch, sunscreen, Vaseline, mouth spray w/ coconut oil.

Route Definition

  • Body of Water: Rodney Bay, Caribbean Sea
  • Route Type: island loop
  • Start Location: Sandals Grande Beach, Rodney Bay (14.091505, -60.960574)
  • Finish Location: Rat Island, offshore from Sandals Halcyon Beach (14.033674, -60.981556)
  • Minimum Route Distance: 14.2 km (8.8 miles) (map)


No known previous swims of this route.

Swim Data

  • Start: 21 November 2021, 06:21 (America/St_Lucia, UTC-4).
  • Finish: 21 November 2021, 799.0
  • Elapsed: 6 hours, 58 minutes, 10 seconds.

Summary of Conditions

Feature Min Max
Water Temp (F) 82 82
Air Temp (F) 78 84
Wind (mph) 12 14

GPS Track

Trackpoint frequency: 5 minutes. Download raw data (CSV).

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Speed Plot

Nutrition: Electrolytes mixed in water; coconut water; banana; Gatorade; Carbo Pro in water; Spring energy gels; Stamina energy drink. No fixed frequency.

Observer Log

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Swimmer Statement

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Pre-Swim Promotional Video

Swim Start - drone footage

Mid-Swim raw footage + observer commentary

Swim Finish - drone footage

Final summary video with interview and awards presentation