Freestyle Relay

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The Big Swim, a Freestyle relay and charity swim by 55 open water swimmers to benefit the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and Heal the Ocean, organized by Emilio Casanueva of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association in 2008
noun - Freestyle relay is an open water swimming relay where each open water swimmer can swim any distance or for any amount of time and in any rotation that they wish. Unlike the traditional English Channel relays where each swimmer swims for one hour and stays in the same rotation, swimmers have much more freedom in deciding their own distance and time and rotation order in freestyle relays.

The swimmers started their freestyle relay in legs of approximately 10 minutes each, then gradually reduced their time as the relay progressed across the channel.

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