Elizabeth Fry sent in the following letter of gratitude to the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim volunteers, "I had so much fun and had a fantastic team with a great boat captain, perfect kayakers and smiling, cheering observer. I can't say enough great things about the volunteers and staff throughout the whole event. My kudos are to you."
This pretty much summarizes much of the depth and extent of gratitude that most swimmers have towards all the volunteers that make our sport was it is today.
Photo by David Nager of swimmers at start of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim.