In another example of the increasing cross-over between pool swimming and open water swimming, the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) and PMG Aquatics are working with Olympian Brendan Hansen and Rowdy Gaines to promote, host and expand the 39th Annual Ft. Lauderdale RoughWater Swim.
"We are very excited to be a part of this race with its incredible history and to partner with the International Swimming Hall of Fame in promoting a great open water event while simultaneously promoting a worthy cause in drowning prevention," said Bobby Brewer, Vice President of PMG Aquatics.
The Ft. Lauderdale RoughWater Swim on January 3, 2009, will feature one-mile race, a 5K race, a 3-person team race for the Ocean Mile and 5K race, and ¼- and ½-mile swims for the younger kids. It was started back in 1969 by the legendary Buck Dawson (shown on left), founder of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and one of the early open water swimming visionaries.
Photos of the Ft. Lauderdale RoughWater Swim start and turn from the Ft. Lauderdale RoughWater Swim website.