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Pilot

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noun - Pilot is a licensed individual who operates an escort boat for open water swimmers, marathon swimmers and channel swimmers in lakes, rivers, bays, seas, oceans and channels. They plan, guide, navigate, and protect swimmers during their open water swims.

verb - To pilot is to guide, navigate and protect an open water swimmer in a solo swim or relay.

Synonyms

captain, escort pilot, boat pilot, boatman, skipper, boat skipper, boat driver

Usage

The pilot was facing a strong head wind as he guided the swimmer across the channel.

List of Escort Pilots around the World

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