In an effort to get us rolling on best practices for backcountry swimming (andto try to use airport time a bit more efficiently than just drinking beer and
watching football in the bar) I have taken the liberty of writing up a first
draft of what the heck we are trying to accomplish (aka, a “Statement of
Need”). This is very drafty so please, feel free to tear it to pieces, suggest
all kinds of changes, additions, or deletions, or to just throw it out and
submit an entirely new version–you won’t hurt my feelings!