Open water orienteering

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noun - Open water orienteering is swimming that requires navigation between randomly placed buoys or points in a naturalopen body of water. Open water orienteering can be competitive or non-competitive in nature and can be done in oceans, lakes, rivers, bays and reservoirs, performed for pleasure, adventure or fitness at any time of the day or night.

Open water orienteering is generally done with partners, teammates, competitives or with tour members as part of tours, along coastlines, in lakes or around islands, although it can be done anywhere. It can be done with or without equipment being towed along or transported from location to location.

The team set up a 10 km open water orienteering swim in Castaic Lake.

Synonyms

Wild swimming, Open water swimming, Free swimming, Long distance swimming, Expedition swimming, Swim trekking, sea trekking

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