Kayak Assistance for Open Water Swim Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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  • Ron(Gator)Williams

    Turned out to be a beautiful day good people and lots of was glad I was able to help.

    May 12, 2013

  • Leona

    Nice experience. I was able to keep a swimmer or 2 on course. who knew just being of in the water could be so helpful.

    May 12, 2013

  • Terrence

    It was a good experience. One needed assistance to a swimmer proved how valuable we can be of service.

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ron, I'll see you at the carpool location.

    May 11, 2013

  • Terrence

    Evening Ron, plans got changed for camping so I'll see you at Burger King around 5am.

    May 10, 2013

  • Ron(Gator)Williams

    Hello all I will be at the burgerking at 530 to pick up carpoolers i have a truck and trailer to haul kayaks if any need to contact me my number[masked]

    May 10, 2013

  • Leona

    So I need to bring my kayak & NEW Paddle? What else? And what time at the Burger King? I see 5:30 on the time but to 6am at Burger King - I want to meet you at Burger King.

    May 10, 2013

  • Carol D.

    Out if town till Monday.

    May 10, 2013

  • Ray D.

    Would have liked to join up, but out of town until 5/23.

    May 10, 2013

  • Ray D.

    Sorry, out of town until 5/23. Would have liked joining the group

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Being sent put of town for work :-(

    May 8, 2013

  • Sunshine

    I just did this for the SCAR open water swim challenge. 40 miles in 4 days at Saguaro, Canyon, Apache, and Roosevelt. (SCAR is the first letter of each lake). It was awesome with swimmers from all over the world. I highly recommend!

    May 6, 2013

  • Jay H.

    Anyone going from the Glendale/ Peoria area. Would love to go but strapped for cash. Be happy carpool with someone and pay for some gas. I have my or.

    May 5, 2013

  • Jay H.

    Anyone going from the Glendale/ Peoria area. Would love to go but strapped for cash. Be happy carpool with someone and pay for some gas. I have my or.

    May 5, 2013

  • Jay H.

    Anyone going from the Glendale/ Peoria area. Would love to go but strapped for cash. Be happy carpool with someone and pay for some gas. I have my or.

    May 5, 2013

  • Jay H.

    What exactly will we be doing. Just out kayaking watching the swimmers for safety?

    May 5, 2013

  • Bobbe T.

    Sorry, it's just too early...

    May 3, 2013

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