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Special Olympics Swimmer! Swim Fort Lauderdale competitors hit the beach for inaugural race

Ocean swimming is one of the fastest-growing extreme fitness sports in South Florida. That popularity was on display along Fort Lauderdale's beach during the inaugural Swim Fort Lauderdale race.

About 200 swimmers of all ages and abilities tested their skills in the 1-mile challenge, which started at Fort Lauderdale's South Beach and finished on the shore at Sebastian Street.

Read the article and see the pictures @ SunSentinal