Kévin Judic completes first Anguilla-St. Martin challenge

Kévin Judic completes first Anguilla-St. Martin challenge

MARIGOT—Swimmer Kévin Judic completed the first of his four planned challenges, swimming from Anguilla to St. Martin, on Wednesday, arriving on Petit Plage, in front of Sunset Café at Grand Case Beach Hotel, at 12:30pm. He completed the distance in three hours and twelve minutes.


The team left Marigot at 8:30am via the Sandy Ground Bridge. Kevin left Anguilla swimming at 9:18 am from Pelican Point. The Anguilla Royal Police Force gave approval to enter Anguilla waters for this one-way crossing. Nobody set foot on land. Total swimming time was 3 hours and 12 minutes. He needed two water breaks but never touched the boat which is the rule for certified races. 
A friend came to swim next to him by Créole Rock and another friend was following on a Paddleboard. Joining the captain on the escort boat was an underwater photographer and another friend in charge of water breaks. The SNSM sea rescue life boat followed the group the entire way.
“Kevin was feeling good overall after the race, and was in good shape and still had energy, despite a pain in the shoulder, understandable after already having two surgeries in the past,” reported his agent, Margot Mesnard. “The most difficult part was having salty water constantly in the mouth and some jellyfish on the way. The weather was ideal for this crossing with only three knots of wind and flat waters. He did feel cold from midway to the end showing that his body was consuming a lot of energy.”
Stay tuned for Kevin’s three other challenges coming soon.