Assisted

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adjective - An open water swim is assisted when an open water swimmer wears, uses, or benefits from a wetsuit, protective swimwear (e.g., stinger suit), technical swimsuit, fins, paddles, snorkel, shark cage, buoyancy of any sort, protective jellyfish cage, or any other equipment, tool, object, material, boat, materials that helps increase the natural buoyancy, heat retention or skin protection during the swim whether for extreme temperatures (water or air) or marine life.

Unassisted Swims

If Unassisted, the swimmer wears only traditional swimwear (as defined by the English Channel swimming community), goggles, and if desired, ear plugs and one swim cap.

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