noun - CrossFit is a popular fitness concept and company with over 10,000 locations worldwide. CrossFit tests athletes in various athletic elements including high-intensity interval training, weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, kettlebell lifting, calisthenics, and other exercises including ocean swimming. It organizes the CrossFit Games gives the title of the Fittest on Earth™ to both men and women.
Ocean Swimming at CrossFit Games
Swim 250 yards + 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) + 30 burpees + Swim 500 yards + 30 burpees + 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) + Swim 250 yards
In the team relay, all 6 members competed in the 1,000-yard ocean swim with a rescue sled where the team had to swim it out 500 yards around a turn buoy and swim it back to shore.
At the 2013 CrossFit Games, the swimming element consisted of 10 x 25 yard swims in a pool followed by 3 bar muscle-ups.
At the 2012 CrossFit Games, participants had to swim 700 yards offshore from Camp Pendleton in Southern California.
At the 2011 CrossFit Games, the Beach event consisted of a 210m ocean swim + 1500m soft-sand run + 50 chest-to-bar pull-ups + 100 hand-release push-ups + 200 squats + 1500m soft-sand run.
In the years before 2011, there were no swimming - pool or ocean - segments in the Fittest on Earth™ competition.
2014 CrossFit Games