Twenty ocean swimmers from all over the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands contributed to the Walk for Life in a uniquely aquatic way.

While 800 people walked the route along the beach front, the open water athletes swam along the same 3.4K course under strong winds and currents.

In a show of solidarity with their terrestrial colleagues, the athletes swam with pink caps and a pink/white balloons attached to their backs.

Photo courtesy of Ryszard Majewski.

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