16th Annual Jong Bonaire Swim to Klein Bonaire

By: Nikki Jackson


October 9th was this year’s annual swim to Klein Bonaire, hosted by Jong Bonaire. The proceeds of this annual event go towards funding Bonaire’s youth development program run by Jong Bonaire organization, and is a local favorite event for friends and family. Situated just before the beginning of Bonaire Sailing Regatta Week, this swim to Klein jump started the week of fun here on the island. A whopping number of 480 people participated in the swim this year, and everyone had a blast!

Each year most of the CIEE students and staff show up to support Jong Bonaire. This year was no different. Seven of our fall term students and two of our staff members participated in the swim this year. Everyone swam the full 1600m swim, and our very own Alex Shulman finished the swim in sixth place over all! They all had tons of fun, and really felt a connection to the local community through participating in this annual event (as well as a sense of accomplishment for having swam the entire 1600m).  Our students are awesome! See you there next year?


From Left to Right: Heidi Johnson, Brian Anschel, Savannah D’Orazio, Haley Haynes, Nakayla Lestina Bottom: Alex Shulman


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