Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Area Sea Kayaking Meetup Group!
What: Volunteer Op - Be a Swim Course Kayaker for Danskin Triathlon
When: August 17,[masked]:00 AM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: We still need 30 more kayakers to help with swim safety at the Danskin Triathlon on Sunday August 17, 2008.
We meet at O dark thirty, but the coffee and bagels are great ;-)
If you can help, please sign up on the Seattle Danskin Triathlon Volunteer site:http://www.seattledanskintri.info/VolunteerForm.asp
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.
If you need to borrow a boat let me know, I usually have 15-20 boats available.
Thanks - Saul
Learn more here:http://seakayaking.meetup.com/35/calendar/8338427/