Current positive

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adjective - Current-positive or current-assisted is a condition or situation where the currents, winds, waves or swells are running in the same direction as an open water swimmer, thus giving an advantage to the athlete.

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Current-assisted Swim


current assisted

Century Swim in the Gulf Stream

Pablo Fernández Álvarez swam the Fastest Solo 100 km Open Water Swim, called the Century Swim in the Gulf Stream, a record-setting current-assisted marathon swim where he used jammers, escort kayakers and a swim streamer on 30 July 2019 off the eastern coast of Florida near the city of Jupiter. His Chief Observer from the World Open Water Swimming Association was Robert Strauss of Miami, Florida.

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