Join us for an informal gathering of paddlers from 8:30AM to 10:00AM to share skills and experiences to support a safe and successful swim race. Come prepared to get wet and have fun--we will practice assisted rescues.
The actual hands on session will follow the swim portion of the Aquathlon. The Aquathlon will serve as an excellent warm-up, before the hands on Manhattan Island Marathon Swim paddling session begins at 8:30AM.
Please be sure to bring a change of clothes, towel, hat, sunscreen, water, VHF radio, any cold-water gear you may have, and your usual boat gear. We will try to have some extra materials on hand but if you have it please bring it.
For those new to or considering kayak swim support for the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, please download the safety briefing presentation from the 2010 race for additional information.
|Date:||06/16/2012 (Saturday) |
|8:30 AM ||West side of Randall's Island Park, on the sandy beach across from East 109th Street. |
Directions to Start:
|Experience Requirement:||This is an intermediate event with some experience in open water conditions required. |
|Previous Year's Water Temp:||66.56 °F (19.2 °C) on 06/16/2011|
66.56 °F (19.2 °C) on 06/16/2010
69.44 °F (20.8 °C) on 06/16/2009
67.64 °F (19.8 °C) on 06/16/2008
66.56 °F (19.2 °C) on 06/16/2007