Lost Transponder During An Open Water Championship

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

During the 2014 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships 5 km race, Delise Batiza of Roadrunner Aquatic Club lost her transponder and came over to the referee’s boat to receive and put on a new one.

Exhausted because of the pace, but calm and composed in the middle of Castaic Lake, the 20-year-old quickly put on her transponder and got back into the race.

Full results of the race are posted here.

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