Environmentally-friendly Open Water Relays

Environmentally-friendly Open Water Relays

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Carbon-neutral relays are open water relays that have a net zero carbon footprint. Carbon-neutral relays rely on human power as opposed to motorized escort boats.

Examples include open water relays that are escorted by outrigger canoes or kayaks only.

The carbon-neutral relays were coined by Doug Woodring and were first implemented at the Clean Half Extreme Open Water Swim where the swimmers rotate between swimming and paddling in an outrigger canoe for 15 kilometers.

Photos from the 15 km Clean Half Extreme Open Water Swim can be seen here.

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