Photo of Anna-Carin Nordin and escort pilot Brian Meharg discussing a crossing of the North Channel where she achieved the Oceans Seven.
When a swimmer and pilot get together, they become two individuals with a profound understanding and appreciation of what can happen out in the open water. But at the end of the day, the swimmer is tied to the experience, decisions and know-how of the pilot (or kayaker). If the pilot goes left, the swimmer shifts left. If the pilot goes right, the swimmer moves in tandem.
It is the embodiment of when two become literally one on the high seas.
Photo courtesy of Nuala Moore.
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