The carpool/caravan meeting location will be the Burger King / Home Depot lot on Power Road just south of the US 60 in the East Valley at 6:00 AM sharp. If you desire breakfast, adjust your arrival time accordingly. I can haul 6 paddlers, boats, and gear.
For those of you coming from the North Valley and places North, you can email me for a meeting time and location near Peoria Ave and I-17.
Or you can meet us at Boulder Recreation Site at Canyon Lake at 7:00
Volunteers needed for an Open Swim Event at Canyon Lake
Tonto National Forest Day Use Pass will be provided, and as with all DMP events PFDs must be worn while on the water.
Volunteer Kayakers should be ready to be in the water at 7:30 AM and have drinking water to last to around 1-2 PM.
On water responsibilities are primarily for the safety of the
swimmers; keeping them from going too far off course,
allowing them to rest by hanging onto the boats before
continuing, using boats as a floating starting line to keep
swimmers back. Medical assistance by kayakers is
minimal but use of their boats for any kind of transportation may arise.
Paddlers will be spread out - about 1 boat per 75 meters. The task is mostly stationary, keeping a watchful eye on approximately 250 swimmers, unless a swimmer needs assistance.
EMT and other Medical Personal will be in a motorized boat, but they will be unable to enter into the swimming lanes to offer aid.
Financial remuneration is still to be worked out, but current estimate is $20 per paddler.