Planning/Permitting a solo event
After my recent swim in Mobile Bay, my friend and I were speculating about whether or not it would be possible to "swim to Mobile" (visible across the bay from our starting point). Based on a quick Google Map measurement, it's approximately 12 miles from our starting point to Mobile.
It's approximately 20 miles all the way down to Dauphin Island, near the mouth of the bay.
So, now I'm thinking about the possibility of planning a solo event of some sort in Mobile Bay.
I am positive that there will need to be coordination with the Coast Guard (I think?) and other official agencies.
Beyond the logistical aspects of escort vessels and support crew..... what / who would I need to contact to find out about getting such an event approved?
Is it as "simple" as finding a Coast Guard contact number and starting there, in the hopes that eventually I"ll get to the proper person?