8/17 Volunteer for the Iron Girl Seattle Women's Triathlon

  • August 17, 2014 · 5:30 AM
  • Stan Sayres Park - Lake Washington

 

Once again, a group of us are leading the swim safety effort for the Triathlon, the name in the past was Danskin and then Trek, now it is Athleta Iron Girl, same geat people putting it on.

I will need about 35 volunteers to cover the swim portion of the course. I can provide kayaks and equipment for about 30 of our volunteers. We function as encouragement and rest platforms for the swimmers, many of whom are doing their first triathlon.

 

We typically meet at the swim start at Stan Sayres pits across from Genessee Park (north of Seward Park) on Lake Washington at 5:45-6am, spend 20 minutes going over what each of us needs to do and then support the race for about 3-4 hours. We are primarily responsible for monitoring the edges of the course, chasing down wayward swimmers that think a loop of Mercer Island is part of the course ;-) 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. Danskin has divers and medical professionals on several larger boats that handle a bigger emergency. 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.

Link to volunteer website :

www.irongirl.com/Events/Seattle/Volunteer

 

or

 

http://www.irongirl.com/Events/Seattle/Volunteer#axzz2alTR4CPR

 

 

It's a good idea to sign up on their site so that you get a parking pass, volunteer T shirt and all the cool stuff they hand out, you can also  save driving and carpool in with me.

 

I will do the Saul morning bus route to pick people up on my way, so it may not be a big deal.

Signing up on the Athleta site makes parking permits, food, coffee and T shirts much easier. Please make sure you get signed up on the Athleta site, that way you get your T shirt, your parking pass and your breakfast food ;-)

www.irongirl.com/Events/Seattle/Volunteer Parking permits are being sent to those of you that registered on the Athleta site, others should carpool with me.

Saul "bus" schedule for those of you wanting to be picked up on the way:

 

My stops and schedule are: 

*4:30am leave my house in Kenmore. 

*4:45am leave the Starbucks at the Lake Forest Park Town Center on Lake City Way (not the Ballinger Shopping Center near I-5) 

*5:00am leave the Starbucks at 12001 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA

*5:10am Stop at Emily's house on 25th. 

*5:15am stop at Pacific Street and 25th across from Husky Stadium 

*5:20am stop at Lake Washington Boulevard and Madison Street. 

*My cell is[masked] My email is [masked] 

* We still need another 7-10 volunteers so if you have a friend that wants to help out, I can bring gear for them.

 

I drive Lake City Way to 25th then past Husky stadium to the arboreteum and on the the park. I have room for 5 more people in my vehicle, so shoot me an email with your cell phone number if you need a ride and we'll work out details.

 

I am bringing kayaks for the following people (I have more kayaks so let me know if you need me to bring one for you)

Loaner gear:

Emily Caseretto

Jimmy

Melissa the rowing coach

Sarah K the rower

 

 

Own gear

April Michael Z Bob Bob's guest Kevin Steve R Eric S Dan Lewis L Mellissa I will likely bring about 10 single kayaks and the rest will be tandems.

I will also bring a big pump carafe of coffee and the race director will provide more coffee and lots of bagels, yes their is a reward for getting up so early ;-)

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  • Walter R.

    WOW !!!! It really went well and fast !!!!!!!

    August 19

  • Lianne

    Thank you for organizing everything, Saul!!

    August 17

  • Lianne

    Thank you for organizing everything, Saul!!

    August 17

  • Barbara B.

    Great day. Perfect weather. Great folks. Thanks for the morning.

    August 17

  • Barbara B.

    Great day. Perfect weather. Great folks. Thanks for the morning.

    August 17

  • bjhedahl

    Volunteering is so gooood for the soul, and Saul's fooooood is so goooood.

    August 17

  • Barbara B.

    What a great day, sunrise over the lake, for a swim and a paddle. Also motorcycle ride. I'm out on that now wheeeeeeeeeee! Thanks Saul for everything. It was a lot of fun and the Salmon was cooked to perfection.

    August 17

  • Bruce

    Very sorry couldn't make it due to illness.

    August 17

  • marcy s.

    Sorry for the last minute cancel Saul. I've been sick most of the night. I was hoping it would get better but it didn't.

    August 17

  • Richie

    Hi Saul, Just a reminder that i am bringing my own equipment as well.

    August 14

  • Brianna

    Hi, if you still need more people, I a willing to come help but wanted to check something first. I am a novice kayaker...only been on the water a handful of times and do not know if that will be helpful or a liability. If you can use me though I'm happy to sign up. Thanks!!

    August 11

    • Brianna

      I'm in Bellevue so I'm thinking it's easier to meet you all there. Let me know if that's flawed thinking :)

      August 14

    • Saul_K

      Makes sense to me, remember to print out a parking pass.

      August 14

  • Saul_K

    I am bringing kayaks and gear for everyone except Walter Rofthus and Paul Schwartz

    August 14

  • Saul_K

    Parking Permits, yes they are using permits again.
    Use Grassy Field if you are not bringing a kayak and Stan Sayres if you are: Links: http://files.meetup.com/309739/IRON%20GIRL%20PP%20-%20GRASSY%20FIELD.docx

    http://files.meetup.com/309739/IRON%20GIRL%20PP%20-%20STAN%20SAYRES.docx

    August 14

  • Anand

    Saul - I've RSVPed for Sunday. I'd like to borrow equipment a 'yak, paddle and PFD. thanks

    August 14

    • Saul_K

      Anand, I'll bring gear for you, see you at my house at 4:15am for the carpool.

      August 14

  • Barbara B.

    Saul- did you see my rsvp of me plus 1? Emily needs to borrow equipment......so a 'yak, paddle and PFD thanks

    August 13

    • Saul_K

      Barabara, thanks for the reminder, I will bring the gear.

      August 13

  • Betty S.

    Saul, I hope you are bringing a kayak for me...

    August 12

    • Saul_K

      Betty, I'm bringing you a kayak, a paddle, a pfd, and coffee ;-)

      August 12

    • Betty S.

      Thank you Saul... You are Mr. Reliable...and much appreciated.

      August 12

  • Barbara B.

    I have my own kayak! Just built it. :-)

    August 11

    • Saul_K

      Cool, what kind is it?

      August 11

    • Barbara B.

      A Falcon, skin on frame. 14', 29 pounds.

      August 11

  • Karin S

    Hi Saul, would love to join in on this again, but this time will be swimming! Yup, one of those first-timers :) Will look for you and your orange kayak in the water to say "hi"

    July 26

  • Lianne

    Hi Saul, I have my own boat/gear. Is dressing for immersion necessary? Sounds like a good time.

    July 24

  • Maureen

    I will need 2 kayaks to help out.

    July 24

    • Saul_K

      I will have 2 kayaks for you.

      July 24

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