Swimming Across Beautiful Acapulco Bay

Swimming Across Beautiful Acapulco Bay

Johnny Weissmuller, one of swimming greatest heroes, loved Acapulco, Mexico where he filmed Tarzan and the Mermaids. In fact, Johnny’s grave lies in a cemetery outside of Acapulco.

It was here that 759 swimmers participated in the Acapulco 5K International Ronald Johnson Open Water Swim this month.

As the sun came up over Acapulco Bay, a flotilla of over 40 escort boats help guide a highly competitive field on a scenic course.

Masters, newcomers, age-groupers and elites took off among fanfare in a flat-water course lined by resort hotels.

Both the men’s and women’s races included Mexico’s fastest pro marathon swimmers in close battles with Mexico’s best up-and-coming young swimmers.

Ivan Lopez and Zaira Cardenas won the elite division in a competition that include Olympic medalists and English Channel swimmers.

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Steven Munatones