From Openwaterpedia

adjective - An out-and-back course course (OAB) refers to the shape of an open water swim where swimmers or triathletes start onshore, head out to a point away from shore in a bay, ocean, sea, lake or estuary, and then return back to the finish at the same point where the swim started.


The Acapulco 5K International Swim has a 1.5 km out-and-back course for children under the age of 10.

Types of Open Water Swim Courses


Loop course, geometric course, oab, onb, out and back

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