Pony Swim

Ensuring public safety for a pony swim

On a sunny, summer day, the biggest event of the year in the small town of Chincoteague, Va., took place – and the Coast Guard was there to ensure public safety. Thousands of visitors watched from land, along the water’s edge, on boats and in kayaks, as some 120 ponies were herded across Assateague Channel for the 89th annual Chincoteague Pony Swim.