Nice event location
Technical and safety support is provided by the Balawista Lifeguards. They are everywhere on the course. In 2015, when I finished last, at least one kayak was shadowing me throughout my swim. All kayaks have water and they seem to know how to watch out for you unlike some other swim events.
As 2016 was my second time, I felt very comfortable with the course and knew what to look out for.
The Ocean whilst clean, is murky. You cant see the bottom or any fishes. There are no jelly fish.
Some Tips for the Swim
The trick I think is to GO UNDER the wave when we are swimming out. When swimming back to shore, it doesn't matter.
When turning one's head to breathe during the 10km swim, the ocean does appear daunting. Its just so massive. So the trick is to not look at the waves (the waves will scare everything out of you), don't think about it. Just concentrate on your swimming.
Take water from the Lifeguards often and keep some gels in your swim wear.
Relax, enjoy the occasion and everything will be ok.