When we observe the start and first initial turns of a mass open water swim, we think of the 3C's: a churning cacophony of competition.
Or perhaps it is a captivating clamor of camaraderie?
Whatever it is, it is charming, collegial and challenging.
Photos from the Great Swim, New Zealand Ocean Swim Series and the Nike Swim Miami (photo by George Kamper).
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