Back in September, Cameron Bellamy abandoned an attempt to swim around Barbados ater 66km out of a total of 96km. Undaunted he said he “can’t wait to give it another crack.”
On 11 November, Cameron set of again, and after swimming for almost
41 hours non-stop, he walked back up the beach to the point where he’d started.
According to the Marathon Swimming Federation there have only ever been three documented non-stop, unassisted sea swims longer than this. Conditions were tough throughout, especially around the north coast of the island where he’d been forced to abandon on his first attempt. he swell here was so large Cameron was in danger of being swept onto the rocky cliffs that mark this exposed end of the island. To minimise the risk, the team led Cameron further out to sea, extending the swim even further.
Kristina Evelyn, who helped organise the swim, says that Cameron often had waves breaking over his head but he just kept plugging on.
Swimmers around the world followed his progress on social media and dedicated tracker and as the news spread that he was approaching the finish, a large crowd gathered to welcome him home.