Kayak

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Alex Arévalo serving as an escort kayaker in turbulent waters
Alex Arévalo escorting in the 20 Bridges Swim around Manhattan Island in New York City
Kayaks being prepared for the St. Kitts Yacht Club Peninsula Swim in St. Kitts in the Caribbean Sea

noun - A kayak is a small, relatively narrow, human-powered boat primarily designed to be manually propelled by means of a double bladed paddle. It is used for guiding open water swimmers and triathletes in a variety of open water swimming competitions and triathlons.

The traditional kayak has a covered deck and one or more cockpits, each seating one paddler. Their cockpit is sometimes covered by a spray deck that prevents the entry of water from waves or spray and makes it possible for suitably skilled kayakers, to roll the kayak: that is, to capsize and right it without it filling with water or ejecting the paddler.

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