The News Press of Ft. Myers, Florida reported today that the International Olympic Committee decided that the open water swimming in the London 2012 Olympics will be held in the ocean.
The Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the Beijing Olympics were held in the Olympic rowing-canoeing basin.
"Open water swimming has almost done a 360 (degree turn) with the decision about the London Olympics. Now, we provide a venue that no one else can provide," said Swim Florida coach and open water promoter Gregg Cross at the Aaron Peirsol's Race for the Oceans event this weekend in Ft. Myers.
Confirmation of the IOC announcement is being immediately sought.