Several young swimmers from San Pedro Town took on the Annual Swim Challenge between English Caye and Goff's Caye on Monday, March 12th and proudly excelled in the competition while raising awareness on the preservation of Belize's Barrier Reef System. Among the 30 swimmers from across the country was San Pedro's 13-year-old Carina Paz, who was the first and youngest female to complete the 1.6 mile swim. Brandon Santos, Jordan Santos and Kian Trejo took the first, second, and fourth place respectively. Other swimmers from the island included Robbie Zeske and Dawn Schick. The annual event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is one of the highlights in the celebration of Oceana Belize's Reef Week 2018.

After the event everyone mingled and spent some quality time at Goff's Caye, taking advantage of the beautiful weather. Participants, as well as friends and relatives, also had the opportunity to learn more about Belize's natural marine wealth and the need to protect for future generations.

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