We have been requested to provide safety cover for the swimming part of the Bideford Triathlon on Sunday 6th August. High tide is at 9.55am and it’s Spring tide. The first group of swimmers will start at 9.40am from the slipway by the long stay car park to finish at the Quay Steps. Different groups will be staggered to follow.
Our Club volunteers will need to be on the water from 9.30am and it is expected to finish by 10.15am. Our role is to have one experienced member to lead the swimmers and other
volunteers to be spread out on the 1-mile stretch where yellow buoys will be set up to indicate the route. We will keep an eye on the swimmers and go to them if they need help by offering our kayak for them to hang on to have a rest. There will be two motor boats providing safety cover by Instow Yacht Club.and we can call on them to take the swimmers ashore if needed.
Our club has been supporting this event for many years in the past and it’s a way of involving with the local communities. Please let Olivia Bassett know if you can help as soon as possible.