We still need kayakers to help with swim safety at the Cottage Lake Triathlon Sat June 14th, 2014 We meet at O dark thirty, but the coffee and bagels are great ;-) The details: We meet at the swim start at Cottage Lake Park at 7am, spend 20 minutes going over what each of us needs to do and then support the race for about 2 hours. We are primarily responsible for monitoring the edges of the course, chasing down wayward swimmers and providing a rest bouy (our boat) to tired swimmers. We also provide encouragement as well as transport some swimmers back to shore when requested. The exact details will be sent to you as city permit requirements get flowed down to the schedule. So come join us and help out, in addition to feeling good about your contribution, you'll meet some great people, have some coffee and bagels and even get a volunteer T shirt. I will bring loaner boats for all that need them,, We will follow the event with a BBQ and rolling practice, so if you have been wanting to perfect your roll or try various types of self rescues, come join us, yes it is early but the company is great.
I will do carpool pickups on my way:
6:10am - Saul's house in Kenmore
6:20am Kenmore Park & Ride
6:35am Woodinville Starbucks
so far I know the following people needs kayaks, let me know if you also need one.
I will be bringing 5 extra kayaks for the lifeguards as well.
What you need to bring: • Wetsuit • Towel • Warm clothes for post-swim • Thermos with warm water (optional) – it can help you keep warm! We’ll have coffee, tea, and snacks available before volunteering, in addition to our post-race food buffet. Mary will have some awesome swag for you as well - a pair of Boston Bill sunglasses, event t-shirt, and PCC reusable grocery bag - all compliments of Mary Meyer Life Fitness!
Parking We prefer that volunteers park in either Cottage Lake Park parking lot. In the event these lots are full, below are other lots located across the street from the park. We encourage you to carpool to help ensure there is plenty of parking for everyone.
Recommended Parking: Cottage Lake Park – main and overflow parking lots (Overflow lot is about 250 yards east of the main park entrance – marked“Volunteers Only”) NUMARK AUTOMOTIVE - directly across from the park 18800 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd, Woodinville, WA MORMON CHURCH - directly across from the park Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Woodinville 3rd Ward 18860 NE Woodinville-Duvall Road, Woodinville, WA UNITARIAN CHURCH - directly across from the park Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church 19020 NE Woodinville-Duvall Road, Woodinville, WA AVONDALE BIBLE CHURCH - down the road a bit from the park and across from the library 17010 Avondale Rd, Woodinville WA
A special note from our Race Director – Mary Meyer: “I personally thank each of you for providing your support to this event – it is always our goal to create the safest, most inspiring atmosphere possible for the participants. We are honored to have such great volunteers at this event – I can’t tell you how much positive feedback I received regarding the volunteers last year – again, thank you in advance. See you bright and early Saturday!” - Mary Meyer
I’ll be there bright and early on Saturday morning, so don’t be afraid that it’s too early to call. Thank you again for volunteering. We truly do value your assistance.
I will provide a BBQ after the race and we will also conduct safety skills training including rolling. Thanks - Saul