The weather was perfect, the swimmers, from recreational to elite, from 7 years old to 84 years old, from multiple countries assembled for the 2014 Barbados Open Water Festival, 1.5km and 5km races in Carlisle Bay. This historic occasion saw two world champions (Alex Meyer and Taylor Abbott compete in the 5km race) and two Caribbean swimmers set new country records for 5km swims: Christian Marsden of Trinidad and Nicholas Hall of Barbados. Many more photos still to come!