THE KATRINKA CHALLENGE - This was a ten foot square raft anchored half way between the beach and the reef and the challenge was for any amateur swimmer to swim from the beach to the raft or Katrinka. It was no competition. It was just the urge to prove that you could swim from those six hundred feet out towards the reef, or in other words, swim in the deep where your feet could not touch the sea bottom...

THE REEF CHALLENGE - The more intrepid boys, AND GIRLS, challenged one another to swim from the beach to the reef. “It is not too far”, they said to encourage themselves. “It is only about three fourths of a mile or double the distance from the beach to the Katrinka...”

Awesome article for us history junkies in the Ambergris Today... this is a small excerpt, make sure to click thru to the article....