Easter Monday Aquatic Sports attracts a large crowd

Coast Guard

ZIZ News – April 6, 2010…The annual Easter Monday activity held over the years at the ferry terminal was once again a spectacle.

Thousands of people turned out to witness the Aquatic Sports organized by Winston Zack Nisbett, a tradition that was the brain child of Mr. Basil Henderson and the 4-H organization.

Monday’s events included swimming in various categories and styles, fetching the ham from the greasy pole and climbing the greasy pole, at the end of which was a monetary prize. The sister island of Nevis participated in this years event and dominated most of the swim and diving races.

As an addition to the activity over the years, there was boxing where persons got a chance to showcase their skills in a friendly manner before a huge crowd at the ferry terminal.

Lloyd Lazaar, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports officially opened the annual Aquatic Sports and praised Mr. Zack Nisbett for his hard work in ensuring the event was successful. Members of the St. Kitts Nevis Defence Force Coast Guard and the Emergency Medical Services were on hand to make sure that safety was key factor throughout the events.

Section of crowd on pier

Starting point

Swimming-Back stroke

Crowd on pier and Bayfront

Greasy pole

Boxing ring

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