The Sea Olympics are a well-known tradition among Semester at Sea alumni. Eight seas (students grouped in cabin halls) compete in a variety of events, challenging intellect, athleticism and teamwork. The eight hours of competition were a welcome break from midterms, the sun shone down on the MV Explorer, and the energy of camaraderie only increased as the day went on. The last event of lip-synching was performed before a packed Union of the entire community. The Bering Sea (the reigning sea from Spring 2014 voyage) took the overall win of the day, earning the rights to be first off the ship in Southampton on August 21.