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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.

Origin[edit]

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

Synonym[edit]

carbon neutral option

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