Bryson Mays of Frederiksted finished the 3.5 mile course, solo, from Maho Beach to Hawksnest Beach in 1 hour 14 minutes and 5 seconds. On the distaff side, Sally Dykstra of Austin, Texas churned through the course in 1 hour 32 minutes and 6 seconds.
The winners received a Power Swim medal, crafted by Freebird Creations.
Overall, 22 women and 24 men finished the long individual course competition; about a third of them live on St. John. About 170 swimmers participated in the event which had short and long courses for individuals and relay teams.Tropical Focus photographer Bob Schlesinger was at the Hawksnest finish line as Mays came out of the water.