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Open Water Swimming

OPB | Feb. 2, 2012 8:30 p.m.

When you think about competitive swimming you probably picture what you see at the Olympics. Long pools. One swimmer per lane. But many people prefer something different: swimming across open lakes. Late in the summer of 2011, Eel Lake near Coos Bay, Oregon featured some serious racing - and a goofy obstacle course.

First Broadcast: 2012
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographer/Editor: Nicholas Fisher

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  • Dorothy D. Gage and Dan Stanton
  • Fred and Clara Dolen Charitable Foundation

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  • Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
  • Christine and David Vernier
  • Coit Family Foundation
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