I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. Some ways it's fun some ways it's sickening nonsense. But it makes for good photos:
http://www.meetup.com/Photography-Meetu ... /10629522/
iwiw99 wrote:I think it was a few years ago when 4 people separately drowned during their practice swimming. I think the city put the new boat ramp in because of that. I am probably wrong but that was a tough year for hauling bodies out.
Four people didn't drown or they would have canceled the whole thing. I think a few years ago one or two people drowned practicing in separate incidents.