One of the most exciting and adventurous weekend swims you will ever do approaches! We can’t wait to welcome all of the 2014 Change Your Latitude participants to the waters of Sitka Sound! The following is the weekend schedule. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Again we look forward to having everyone out this year!
SCHEDULE AND REMINDERS
SATURDAY, August 2, 2014
Location: US Coast Guard Gazebo, 617 Airport Rd.
4:30 PM – Pre-Race Registration
5:00 Welcome, Introduction and Sitka Sound Swim History
5:15 Swimmer Safety and Course Review
5:30 USCG Auxiliary Course Safety
5:35 Kayaker Responsibilities
5:35 Safety Boats and Start/Finish Crew
5:50 Tips/Techniques/Additional Questions and Wrap-up
6:00 PM –– Salmon bake and social
SUNDAY August 3, 2014
Location: RACE START AREA – US COAST GUARD GAZEBO
7:30 AM Starting line gathering – Final Course review and updates
8:00 AM 10K START
8:15 AM Starting line gathering
8:45 AM 3/6K START
10:15 AM Starting line gathering registration and final check-in.
11:00 AM 1K START
Awards and celebration! – Anticipated to be at approximately 11:30 AM when the last 10k swimmer crosses the finish line. Please stay for our group photo to be published on many of our sponsor websites and Facebook pages!
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Swimmers: suits, caps (race cap required), goggles, towels and warm clothes for after. Helpful to have slip on sandals or Crocs for start/finish to walk into the water. For those swimming the 10/6/3K swims be sure to have plenty of hydration beverages and foods (goo, gels, bars).
Kayakers: warm clothing and of course dress for the possibility of rain or shine. Raingear, hats and sunglasses highly recommended regardless of current weather. Hydration and fuel supplies for both kayaker and swimmer. If you can, please bring a cell phone and a waterproof case or a VHF radio.