Moose, Santa Claus and vuvuzelas mark opening of swim championship finals

The opening ceremonies this morning for the Country Club Swim Association of Kansas City’s championship finals at Mission Hills were chalked full of team spirit — so much so that a number of brave swimmers donned heavy, fury mascot costumes in the 85 degree heat. The competition ends this afternoon with the team relays.

Mission Hills' Aquamoose mascot was right at home by the pool.

Lots more pics after the jump