Aug 05, 2023

Mermaid Mixer benefits Collective Collaboration

A group of Good Hope Country Day School teachers participated in the Mermaid Mixer at Cane Bay Beach, St. Croix.

More than 30 women participated in the recent St. Croix Mermaid Mixer at Cane Bay Beach.

The Mermaid Mixer organizers, a group of athletes within the Virgin Islands Triathlon Federation, plan the women-only event as a way to bring women together while offering a fun way to stay fit. The format of the event is unique. Each woman signed up as a swimmer or a runner. After all participants had registered for the event, two-person relay teams were formed by randomly selecting a swimmer and a runner for each team, in hopes that each person was paired with a woman she hasn't previously met.

Sixteen teams were formed. Swimmers completed a 400-meter swim, while the runners ran two miles. Since competition was not the focus of the event, no splits nor final times were taken.

In support of Mental Health Awareness, the Mermaid Mixer Committee donated the proceeds of the event to The Collective Collaboration to aid in their mission of helping the homeless on St. Croix. Karen Dickenson, the founder of the nonprofit, was present to receive the $300 donation.