Escort boat

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A channel swimmer escorted by John Pittman and support crew aboard the escort boat Outrider in the Catalina Channel
Brenton Williams (swimming butterfly), Kendal Wright and Kyle Harris swimming an unprecedented 8 km around the Cape St Francis Lighhouse and Shark Point on the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa with the assistance of a surf ski, escort boat, support crew and kayaker
noun - Escort boat is a marine watercraft that is used to guide, lead and protect open water swimmers, marathon swimmers and channel swimmers in lakes, rivers, bays, seas, oceans and channels during open water swims, relays and competitions.

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support craft, support boat, escort

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