a question I've had since reading the new rules: How stringent is the minimum distance rule of 10K (6.2137 miles)? Does a 6 mile swim count? Does a 6.19 mile swim count?
A nonstop open-water swim, undertaken according to standardized rules, and requiring at least several hours of sustained effort to complete. Ten kilometers without significant assistance from currents is the minimum distance considered to be a marathon swim.
Evan’s comment that all that counts is the shortest points between the islands is going to make this a tough swim to meet the 10k standard.
Would it change things if we called this a swim between two particular points (and not a swim between islands)?
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