Escort

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noun - Escort is a person or group of persons in a boat, kayak, JetSki or on a paddle board or surfboard accompanying or leading an open water swimmer for protection and/or guidance in an open body of water.

The escort was leading the swimmers out towards the last turn buoy.

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Origin

1570–80; < F < It scorta, deriv. of scorgere to conduct < VL *excorrigere]

Synonyms

paddler, kayaker, lead boat, escort boat, yacker

verb - to guide, protect or lead an open water swimmer in a boat, kayak, JetSki or on a paddle board while in the open water.

The coach will escort the swimmer on a kayak during the race.

Synonyms

paddle and kayak (for).

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