Registration for Swim Event Safety Kayak Supervision for Triathlons, Swim-Runs etc. by Jim Duffy
Registration for Swim Event Safety Kayak Supervision for Triathlons, Swim-Runs etc.
Swim Safety, one of the biggest swim event companies in the country, have published a calendar of provisional event dates for 2019 available to view below. These provisional dates are a guide for kayaker who are interested. Swim Safety will be officially opening 2019 recruitment on the registration system in March 2019.
Swim Safety are always looking for kayakers to join the event water safety teams. Kayakers need to be at 2 Star or above standard or hold a Swim Event Safety Award. If you’ve not worked with Swim Safety before and would like to you can register on their online registration system. By registering with Swim Safety you will receive all notifications regarding 2019 recruitment. http://swim-safety.co.uk/2019-recruitment/
Save the Date – Provisional Pre-Season Training Day Dates
Swim Safety have reserved Saturday 27th April for pre-season training days. The format including exact sessions we will run and timings are still being finalised but the dates will be as follows –
North – near Manchester, Venue TBC – Saturday 27th April 2019
New to Kayak Supervision of Triathlons, Swim-Runs etc?
If you are new to kayak safety swim supervision you might like to register for the kayak team for the Bolton Ironman on Sunday 14th July at Pennington Flash or the Warrington Dolphins Royal Albert Dock Open Swim which is held in late August. There are usually about 15 Liverpool Canoe Club members who make up part of a team of 45 kayakers and so you would know some of the people involved and it’s a great experience despite the 5.00am start!
Paddling Film Festival 21st November 2018 at the Liverpool Marina
Last chance to buy a ticket online and join us for tomorrows film festival. The Alaska Sea Kayaking and Indus WW films are especially good. Films start at 7:30pm – online tickets will be at the door.
See you all there. Click here to reserve your seat..
We will be showing the best short films from this year`s entry. This is the only UK showing of this unique collection of films – £5 (if booked in advance). £10 on the door
Do not miss this great chance to see these films.Click here to reserve your seat..
INSIDE THE INDUS – A PAKISTANI ODYSSEY
CATEGORIES: Whitewater • DURATION: 20:20
Follow adventure kayakers Aniol Serrasolses, Mike Dawson and Ciaran Heurteau as they venture into the
Rondu Gorge on the Indus River in Northern Pakistan to take on extreme whitewater.
This is the story of their eight-day journey through the gorge.
DIRECTOR: Ciaran Heurteau • PRODUCER: Mike Dawson
INTO TWIN GALAXIES – A GREENLAND EPIC
CATEGORIES: Whitewater • DURATION: 26:59
Three National Geographic Adventurers Of The Year embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland.
Using kite skis, they tow their whitewater kayaks over 1,000 kilometers on the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the
most northern river ever paddled.
DIRECTOR: Jochen Schmoll • PRODUCERS: Red Bull Media House, Drehxtrem
CATEGORIES: Whitewater DURATION: Duration Time 2:59
Find the seam of the fold and you’re in. Jim Snyder waltzes along nature’s turbulent mysteries in his
prototype squirt boat under the Cheat River Narrows in West Virginia. Charging Arc is the observer’s path
through the water in relation to everything else.
DIRECTOR & PRODUCER: Gabe DeWitt
CATEGORIES: SUP DURATION: 6:34
ConverSESSIONS peers into the minds and surng of three standup paddleboarding legends: Dave Kalama,
Colin McPhillips and Dave Boehne.
DIRECTOR: Brent Deal
CATEGORIES: Canoeing • DURATION: 8:26
For Banff locals, Don Gardner is a name associated with legendary climbs and epic ski traverses. Don’s
Canoe is a simple short A life well-lived shapes this beautiful canoe.
DIRECTOR: Leanne Allison
SEA KAYAKING IN JUNEAU, ALASKA
CATEGORIES: Sea Kayaking • DURATION: 12:08
World champion kayaker Ken Whiting travels to Juneau, Alaska, to paddle with whales, bears,
glaciers and icebergs on a multi-day sea kayaking adventure.DIRECTOR: Anthony Poulin • PRODUCERS: Ken Whiting, Brendan Mark
SKYE’S THE LIMITCATEGORIES: Sup • DURATION: 14:37The story of one woman’s solo circumnavigation of the Isle of Skye, Scotland, on a standup paddleboard. The
adventure serves to highlight the effects of plastic pollution on even stunning, remote and wild places, and
brings positive and engaging solutions to the issue. The lm follows Cal Major’s epic ocean voyage,
vulnerable to Scotland’s famous winds, waves and tidal races. Featuring beautiful scenery, wildlife, farm
animals and Tunnocks teacakes.
DIRECTORS: James Appleton, Cal Major • PRODUCERS: James Appleton, Cal Major
THE GOLDEN RULES OF CANOEING
CATEGORIES: Canoeing • DURATION: 3:55Part of an instructional series produced in partnership with the American Canoe Association. Ken Whitingtakes a look at choosing an appropriate paddling location, using the power of your torso and learning to be
prepared for the unexpected in The Golden Rules of Canoeing.
DIRECTOR & PRODUCER: Ken Whiting
BEAUTY OF THE NORTHERN FOREST CANOE TRAIL
CATEGORIES: Canoeing • DURATION: 03:42Completed in 2006, the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) connects waterways from New Yorkstate’s Adirondack Park all the way to the Canadian border in northern Maine. Following traditional travel
routes used by Native Americans, settlers and guides, the NFCT connects 22 rivers and streams, 58 lakes and
ponds and 45 communities. It is the largest inland water trail in America. Filmed during a 2017 thru-paddle by
DIRECTOR: Austin Graham • PRODUCER: Brad Tallent
CATEGORIES: SUP • DURATION: 04:55Local SUP surfers, Emre Bosut and Glen Pearson, discuss the experience of living and surng in Tono,British Columbia.
Haigh Hall, Fredericks Ice Cream parlour and the Boatyard (double decker) Bus Cafe were a couple of the sites we enjoyed on our 15.5 mile return journey from the Wigan top lock to Chorley.
This part of the Leeds/Liverpool canal was one section we hadn’t done before but apparently it was ten miles lock free.
Julie Brookes and myself met at a respectful 10:30am and unloaded kayaks. I had decided to take Penny the Jug so was on a sit-on-top kayak whilst Julie has her trusty Flex. As most members know Penny has a dislike of anything of the bird variety and it was this that led to her first swim. Barking at the ducks, before we had even launched, we heard a plop. Looking into the canal we could just make out Penny’s head covered in green algae and brown leaves. She looked like a soldier with a camouflage helmet on.
After rescue one we were off. This was a really nice stretch of canal. On one of our recent Weaver paddles I posted a photo of us paddling through thick green duckweed which just looked like a carpet covering the water. This time the water in places was covered in brown leaves so thick that they almost stopped our kayaks dead.
The canal towpath was quite busy with cyclists and walkers and one lady dismounted her bike to take photos of us. She said that she wanted a hobby that both her and her husband could do together and like the look of our kayaks. Well, you never know, we might have inspired a couple of new kayak members.
By the time we arrived in Chorley we knew that we would be making the return journey in the dark. The old “let’s just see what’s around the next bend” mentality has it’s consequences!!
Anyway, we arrived safely back and we didn’t experience any disasters apart from another swim by Penny. A mistimed jump ended in her scraping down the side of the canal bank and into the water again much like those cartoon characters who gouge marks as they fall helplessly to their fate.
This was another relaxing paddle in great company.
I am regrettably selling my lovely Valley Etaine 17.7. It has a white hull and creme deck with black fittings. The boat is a few years old but has hardly been used due to a shoulder injury. There are a few light scratches on the hull, more from handling than use, but no big scratches, gouges or chips to the gel coat. There is no keel strip fitted as I put one of those self-adhesive ones on and it was utter rubbish. I took it off but have not paddled the boat since.
£1500 I also have a load of other sea related gear such as paddles (two sets of bent shaft split Lendles), Dry suit (Palm – the yellow one!) cags, deck tow etc.