In most open water swimming events around the world, turns are indicated by turn buoys (or cans). But, at the Bermuda Round the Sound Swim today, over 230 swimmers will be directed around the course in Hamilton Sound with directional arrows.
If anything, open water swimming can certainly be described as interesting and creative.
The Bermuda Round the Sound Swim originated 18 years ago by Bermuda open water swimmer Reeve Trott who worked on the idea with his coach Duncan Newby, who sadly passed away last year. The dream has become a charity fundraising event and since that time more than $300,000 has been raised by the swimmers and organizers for various local charities.
Photo by Patricia Sener.
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