From Openwaterpediafloat in the water along the race course, anchored to provide navigational guidance for open water swimmers and triathletes. Guide buoys may be passed on either side of the body.
The swimmers were helped by having the guide buoys along the course.
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Types of Guide Buoys
- Triangular Pyramid buoy
- Spherical buoy
- Salmon Egg buoy
- Custom-ordered buoys of a specific dimension and shape