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Open Water Swimming

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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Open Water Swimming; Pine Butterflies; Radon (2308)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2308
Original Broadcast: February 2, 2012