Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Orca launched its new service, BestPlacesToSwim, a worldwide community for open water swimming fans.

The service within the Orca website is here (orca.com/us-en/community/best-places-to-swim).

Swimmers and triathletes can upload and describe their favorite courses on BestPlacesToSwim as well as download other courses that others have recommended.

The information includes the difficulty of the course (easy, medium, hard), services available (restrooms, locker rooms, showers, bar, restaurant), things to be aware of, and ample room to describe the courses in great detail.

Orca is the New Zealand-based creator and developer of cutting edge sports apparel in the sport of triathlon. Orca, established in 1992, produces products such as wetsuits for the triathlon and swimming markets as well as FINA-approved competitive swimwear.

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