I think this is the first time my brother Zach and I actually swam in the ocean. We had been to a beach before with a church group, but despite the hotel being literally right next to the beach it wasn't a swimming event. You can tell from the photos that we didn't quite expect how fast the waves could hit us.
But we managed to get the hang of it. We didn't go out too deep, we were both not even decent swimmers at the time.