In most open water swimming events around the world, turns are indicated by turn buoys. But, at the Bermuda Round the Sound Swim, the swimmers are directed around the course in Hamilton Sound with directional arrows.
The Bermuda Round the Sound Swim originated 18 years ago by Bermuda open water swimmer Reeve Trott who worked on the idea with his coach Duncan Newby. The dream has become a charity fundraising event and since that time more than US$300,000 has been raised by the swimmers and organizers for various local charities.
Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor - Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame's Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame's Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming's Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University's John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.