One of the notes on Canadian website regarding the final series refers to it being "a big courage test". I should say so! How often do we see those types of swims anymore? Even in a weekend trial, we may only have one big swim at most due to the constraints of time. We've all seen bigger swims, but four swims across open water? I love it!
Good for the judges for taking the time to do something different and challenging! (And putting water in the water marks)