“Golden Rules” of Marathon Swimming
Transparency of Swim Conduct
The intended conduct of the swim - including Swim Rules and any nonstandard equipment to be used - must be communicated fully and clearly before the swim begins, to everyone involved in the swim attempt, and in all public promotion. The declared rules and equipment may not be changed once the swim has begun.
Independent and knowledgeable observers must document the facts of the swim and verify the swimmer’s adherence to the Swim Rules.