Carbon-neutral swim

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Shelley Taylor-Smith in the Atlantic City Around the Island Swim where lifeguards rowed for swimmers for the entire 22.5-mile distance

noun - A carbon-neutral open water swim has a net zero carbon footprint. Carbon-neutral swims or Carbon-neutral Relays rely entirely on human power as opposed to motorized escort boats. Examples include open water swims or relays that are escorted by outrigger canoes, kayaks and/or paddle boards only.

The Clean Half marathon relay has a carbon-neutral relay where the swimmers rotate between swimming and paddling in an outrigger canoe for 15 kilometers.


The term was created by Doug Woodring at the Clean Half Extreme Open Water Swim in Hong Kong circa 2010.


carbon neutral option

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