A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Juneau, sets a life ring in the water prior to the survival swim relay during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau on Wednesday. This year’s roundup included eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Juneau, sets a life ring in the water prior to the survival swim relay during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau on Wednesday. This year’s roundup included eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guardsmen gather for Buoy Tender Olympics at Station Juneau

The crews of seven U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders and one Canadian vessel have gathered at Coast Guard Station Juneau for a week of training and competition.

The semi-regular Buoy Tender Roundup includes training courses and the Buoy Tender Olympics, an organized skills competition on the Station Juneau deck. This year’s Olympics began at 8 a.m. Wednesday and wrapped before noon as competitors dragged chains, tossed ropes, swam in survival suits and raced in other events.

A Coast Guard member gasps for air while competing in the survival swim relay during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics in Juneau on Wednesday. Crews aboard Coast Guard buoy tenders in Alaska service 1,350 navigational aids along 33,000 miles of coastline while actively participating in search and rescue, environmental protection and law enforcement missions. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

A Coast Guard member gasps for air while competing in the survival swim relay during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics in Juneau on Wednesday. Crews aboard Coast Guard buoy tenders in Alaska service 1,350 navigational aids along 33,000 miles of coastline while actively participating in search and rescue, environmental protection and law enforcement missions. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake, homeported in Everett, Washington, compete in the chain pull competition during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics, at Coast Guard Station Juneau on Wednesday. The event was one of six skill tests the eight buoy tenders attending the Olympics competed in. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake, homeported in Everett, Washington, compete in the chain pull competition during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics, at Coast Guard Station Juneau on Wednesday. The event was one of six skill tests the eight buoy tenders attending the Olympics competed in. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, homeported in Cordova, Alaska, use every ounce of strength to beat the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, taking first place in the tug-o-war during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. The Olympics is a competition that not only builds morale amongst cutter members but also provides a fun alternative to every day training in events such as the chain pull, survival swim and the heat-and-beat. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, homeported in Cordova, Alaska, use every ounce of strength to beat the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, taking first place in the tug-o-war during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. The Olympics is a competition that not only builds morale amongst cutter members but also provides a fun alternative to every day training in events such as the chain pull, survival swim and the heat-and-beat. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

A Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore crewmember heats a rivet pin during the heat-and-beat competition, where teams use torches and hammers to seal shackles for time, during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. This year’s roundup included eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

A Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore crewmember heats a rivet pin during the heat-and-beat competition, where teams use torches and hammers to seal shackles for time, during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. This year’s roundup included eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard crewmembers use sledge hammers to seal a rivet pin to a shackle during the heat-and-beat competition aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory at the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics in Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Crews aboard Coast Guard buoy tenders in Alaska service 1,350 navigational aids along 33,000 miles of coastline while actively participating in search and rescue, environmental protection and law enforcement missions. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard crewmembers use sledge hammers to seal a rivet pin to a shackle during the heat-and-beat competition aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory at the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics in Juneau on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Crews aboard Coast Guard buoy tenders in Alaska service 1,350 navigational aids along 33,000 miles of coastline while actively participating in search and rescue, environmental protection and law enforcement missions. (Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios | U.S. Coast Guard)

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