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VIDEO: Swim marathon seeks boat captains

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The St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, a Connecticut-based charitable organization that hosts an annual swim across Long Island Sound, is looking for boaters who are willing to volunteer their time and vessels to help ensure that swimmers have safe passage from Port Jefferson, N.Y., to Bridgeport, Conn.

“The success of the Swim Marathon depends on the generosity of local boat owners to escort swimmers as they cross the Sound,” the group said in a statement. “Power and sailboats, 22 feet and larger, are needed as escorts for solo, two-person and relay teams, as well as to serve as guide boats and safety backup.”

With what’s shaping up to be a record number of swimmers (more than 200) registering for the 27th annual Swim Across the Sound Marathon on Aug. 2, organizers are looking for 110 boats to serve as escorts for solo, two-person and relay teams, as well as serve as guide boats and safety backup.

Click here for the full report with information on volunteering.