GatorFest Augusta Open Water Swim Event

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A padlocked gate awaited competitors in Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Sher Franklin checks her goggles as she prepares for the Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Allan Joseph, left, helps Randy Smith with his wetsuit as they prepare for the Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Swimmers stand for the national anthem before Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Swimmers make their water entry during Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Goggles and swim caps sit on a table as swimmers prepare for the Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Teresa Harrington prepares for the Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Swimmers make their water entry during Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Swimmers make their start at Riverfront Marina during Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Tim Wolf makes his way out of the water first in the 1.2 mile swim during Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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A kayaker glides along the water next to a swimmer during Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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A swimmer makes her way out off the water during Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Tim Wolf is congratulated by his wife Jan after making his way out of the water first in the 1.2 mile swim during Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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A swimmer makes his way out off the water during Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Swimmers make their way out off the water during Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)
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Swimmers make their way out off the water during Gatorfest Augusta open water swim competition, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. Swimmers competed in the 1.2 mile swim or 5k swim down the Savannah River and ending at the Boat House. (TODD BENNETTSTAFF)

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