Roberto Clemente Would Be Proud Of Open Water Swimmers

Roberto Clemente Would Be Proud Of Open Water Swimmers

B. Chris Brewster, President of the United States Lifesaving Association and Vice President of the International Life Saving Federation has a great motto that he shares on every email: “If you have a chance to help others and fail to do so, you are wasting your time on this earth,” attributed to professional baseball great Roberto Clemente who died en route to helping others. Fortunately, open water swimmers are renowned for going out of their way to help their colleagues as training partners, spotters, volunteer escort crew, pilots, paddlers, kayakers, officials, feeders and coaches.

Photo by Dr. Jim Miller in the Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas, Mexico.

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