Escort Pilots From Around The World

Escort Pilots From Around The World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Escort pilots in the open water swimming world include captains, mariners, navigators, oceanographers and skippers who guide, escort or protect open water swimmers and other athletes in open bodies of water.

Openwaterpedia lists over 150 of these intrepid pilots.

This list does not included all the safety officials and pilots who help provide marine support at the tens of thousands of local open water swims:

Akis Melas, Alejandro Abarroa, Alison Streeter, Altino Goulart, Andy King, Antonio Caballero, Antonio Montiel Martin, Arend Grondman, Argentino, Austin Poynton, Bendt Lynge, Benjamin Landis, Bob Andrieux, Bob de la Haye, Brian Meharg, Bruce Lippens, Captain Bob, Captain Chris, Captain Don, Captain Leonard Hutchinson, Captain Mitch, Captain Mizushima, Captain William Long, Carlos, Charlie Gravett, Charlie Lehr, Chris Holtslcaw, Chris Osmond, Chris Volaski, Cliff Golding, Collin Gray, Dave Fitzgerald, Dave Kinley, Dave Macmahon, Dave Whyte, David Churchhouse, David de Villiers, Dawn Brooks, Denis Sullivan, Des McLean, Duncan Taylor, Earl Sandvik, Eddie Laird, Eddie Spelling, Eliot Powell, Eric Hartley, Frank Drum, Fred Mardle, Fred Schiel, Gergö Kovács, Giovanni Arena, Glenn Drummond, Grace van der Byl, Greg Doolittle, Greg Elliot, Greg O’Connor, Greg Porteus, Greg Wise, Gretchen Koffman, Hal McCormick, Hank Schram, Hugh Tucker, Ivan Shigaki, Jack Gordon, Jai Leal, James Barrett, James Buckley, James Crill, James Rocco, James Whelan, James Willi, Jeremy Gooding, Jerry Thompson, Jim Dixon, John & Lisa Matthews, John Bartlett, John Berry, John Bollinger, John Boreland, John Defoe, John Hendrick, John Matthews, John Pinnel, John Pittman, Karen Lippens, Keith Finkelstein, Kevin Sherman, Lance Oram, Lior Eliyahu, Malcolm Goodman, Mark Peters, Marshall Stein, Mathew Clarke, Matt Buckman, Matt Landis, Michael Oram, Mick Le Guilcher, Mick Martin, Mickey Pittman, Mike Bewley, Mike McCorkle, Mike Twigg-Smith, Mike Yost, Neil Streeter, Neil van der Byl, Nelson Wood, Nick Jeffery, Nicole Yost, Norman Horner, Pam Ladds, Paul Foreman, Paul Luuwai, Paul Newman, Peter Bales [shown above], Peter Mourant, Peter Reed, Quinten Nelson, Rabi, Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa, Ray Brickell, Ray Cooper, Reg Brickell, Jr., Reg Brickell, Sr., Richard Bavaro, Richard Clifford, Robert Andresen, Robert Fernald, Ron Knight, Sara Hajdu, Sebastian Sanchéz Rios, Simon Ellis, Spencer Dennis, Steve Manning, Stuart Gleeson, Sue Frehse, Tamas Hamor, Terry Hirt, Tim Dull, Tim Toyne Sewell, Tinch Moricich, Tony Beddoe, Tony Pascucci, Tony Scalabrino, Vito Bialla, William J. Long, Wolfgang Schlosser, and Zoltan Hamor.

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