A little rain as the first pro came out of the water. The first women out of the water at 53:12 is 47 Kelly Williamson Austin TX USA ! @nd female out of the water was Dede Griesbau Boston MA USA , leading an international field. Desiree Ficker id in 10th.
First three male age groupers out of the water are all from S TX.
Every 20 minutes or so, there's about a minute of video. Enough to get an occassional glimpse of the atmosphere, but still haven't been able to see any of the age group swim.
One part that offset the frustration of technical difficulties was seeing John Flanagen, swim coach from Hawaii, leading the swim by over 50 meters, rolls over to backstroke without missing a stroke so he can look to see the competition, and while continuing to stroke rolls back into front crawl. Wow.