Request for cover for open-water swim events

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Request for cover for open-water swim events

Postby bob g » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:34 pm

We received the email, below, requesting help with open-water swimming events on the Tamar and around Burgh Island at Bigbury. If anyone is interested, please contact Sarah Dobson directly.

From: Sarah Dobson <>
Sent: 05 June 2017 13:23
Subject: Support for recreational swims

I am admin for the Devon Kayaking Group, and a member of Devon Wild Swimming.

I have been approached by admin for DWS to ask if any kayakers would be interested in supporting their recreational swims.  I am advised these are not formal events.  Two of the events are on the Tamar and one is for a swim around Burgh.

They would like some kayakers to paddle with swimmers and let them hang on to their kayaks if they need a breather and carry drinks if a swimmer needs a drink. Ideally there would be a pair at the front, some with the swimmers and some at the back behind the last swimmer.

I am advised by admin of the DWS that the kayakers are not relied upon by or responsible in any way for the swimmers - but it is handy if they are around.

Is this something your club would be interested in supporting?  Have you done this sort of thing before?

There are a few experienced kayakers who are interested in DKG but we are a small group so may not be able to provide much support.


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