Clear The Water

Clear The Water

There are few emotional scenes in open water swimming as dramatic as marathon swimmers ‘clearing the water’ after a long swim. For marathon swims to be officially recognized, swimmer must walk into the wate from shore, swim across the body of water without assistance and finish on dry land. This ‘clearing the water’ is often difficult when it is done on rocks or near cliffs or at night.

This old video footage of Colonel Stewart Evans finishing his Farallones Island swim of 1967 demonstrates the drama and how careful knowledgeable observers are to allow the swimmer to clear the water.



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