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Kayakers Needed for Ohio River Open Water Swim Safety

Your skill and help is needed for this Ironman warmup event.
Have some fun while getting a free t-shirt and pizza!

Overview of Event
 A series of swim races are held in the Ohio River as a warm‐up to the Ironman Triathlon. We expect roughly
150 swimmers to participate in ½ mile, 1.2 mile and 2.4 mile swims.

Location
 The event is held on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River off the Cardinal Harbour Subdivision in Oldham
County. This is roughly 14 miles upriver from downtown Louisville, KY.
o MapQuest: 2001 Cardinal Harbour Rd., Prospect, KY 40059 for directions.
o Kayakers and paddlers will be allowed to park on the upriver side of the boat ramp. A volunteer will
direct kayakers once they arrive at the boat ramp


Paddler’s Schedule
 Please arrive before 8am on Saturday, August 9, 2014
 8:10am – Safety Meeting
 8:50am – Paddlers enter the water.
 9:00 am – Swimmers enter the water for warmups.
 9:15am ‐ 10:45am. First set of races. Most swimmers will exit before 10:30am. 80% of the swimmers will be
in this first series of races. Paddlers will have a brief break while slower swimmers finish and before the 2nd
series of races start.
 10:45am – noon. Second set of races. Most swimmers will exit by 11:45am.
@ Noon – Pizza


Hospitality
 There will be a light snack available before the safety meeting
 Water will be available during the races
 Pizza will be available after the conclusion of the race
 T‐shirts are available for paddlers. In order to make sure we have your size available, please email
[masked] with your size before the event.


Waivers:
 Paddlers must sign a liability waiver. These waivers are available at the registration table the day of the race
or on our website listed below.

Website http://ohioriverswim.weebly.com/

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  • Desna R.

    I had a great time up at the turn. The rain certainly didn't dampen spirits

    August 10, 2014

  • Linda I.

    the pizza was good and it was cool thank god

    August 10, 2014

  • Debbie L.

    We loved it!

    August 9, 2014

    • J.B.

      The athletes are always amazed at the volunteers and what you guys do. I deal with lots of ironman pros to beginners and most all can't say enough about Louisville Thanks and glad it was fun ....... Even in the rain

      August 9, 2014

  • J.B.

    I want to THANK all who showed up to battle the wx! Randy reallt appreciated the turn out What a great group

    August 9, 2014

  • Keith N.

    Do you have enough paddlers ?

    August 8, 2014

    • J.B.

      I will meet randy in about 30 minutes. I will ask him and report back. Thanks

      August 8, 2014

    • J.B.

      14 should work out The group has really helped out!

      August 8, 2014

  • Mark M

    I gotta work and can't make it but I have heard this a good time, well run, by good folks. And FREE PIZZA! My favorite kind. Y'all have fun.

    August 5, 2014

  • Linda I.

    Do the swimmers go across the river or up and back?

    August 3, 2014

    • Desna R.

      Linda, I am not an organizer. There is a contact email on the website for sign up. He should be able to answer your question.

      August 4, 2014

    • J.B.

      Linda. The swimmers should follow a rectangle course up an back on the river parallel to the shore.

      August 4, 2014

  • J.B.

    I have been sidelined with injuries and unable to paddle the last few years. But wanted to see if members of the group can help out my friend who runs this event.

    August 3, 2014

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