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Volun Needed - Salem Festival - Kayak Patrollers - 7/23


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Dear NSPN,

I received the below email requesting some kayaker assistance. Some of you out there may even know more about this, just haven't posted yet. Although this is not an NSPN sponsored/official event, I thought it might be of interest.




I am organizing a fundraiser for the Salem Sound Coastwatch (salemsound.org).

We are planning a Swim ‘n Fin Festival on Salem Harbor at Forest River Park on Saturday, July 22 (rain date July 23).

Four open-water swims are scheduled starting at 10 AM.

We may have over 100 swimmers in the water at one time.

Do you know any kayakers who would be willing to act as safety monitors during the events.

We’ll make sure they are well-fed, well-watered, and go home with a festival tote bag.

I’ve attached a flyer about the event and we’d be pleased for you to distribute it to any of your members who might be interested in this eco-friendly family festival.

Thanks in advance,

Michael Medlock

Salem Sound Swim at the Swim ‘n Fin Festival

Where Salem Harbor

Forest River Park

West Avenue

Salem, MA

Across from Salem State College

When Saturday, July 22, 2006

Rain date: Sunday July 23

Check in starts at 9 AM.

On-site registration ends 9:30 AM

Races start at 10 AM.

Awards immediately to follow.

Race Rules

1. Conventional rules:

Wet suits OK if water temp < 26 C (79 F)

here’s more

2. Special maximum velocity rules:

Fins, hand paddles, and snorkels permitted

Course 1500 meter (0.9 mi) and 500 meter distances for both race types

Triangular course

Patrolled by kayakers

Awards All race entrants will receive a tote bag

Age group prizes and trophies

Children are encouraged to participate

Cost $20 pre-registration

$25 the day of race

General admission $5 per person,

Maximum $15 per family.

Gen’l Info

Free parking. Rest rooms near by.

Food and drink on site.

Bring the family.

Games and activities for the kids.

Swim Races, Prizes

Games, Face Painting

Sea Life Touch Tank

Raffles and More

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