This is a great opportunity for kayakers in the Portland area. Please volunteer
Revolution3 Triathlon – Volunteer Kayakers Needed
The Revolution3 Triathlon is seeking 11 kayakers from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 8 at Blue Lake Park in Fairview. Revolution3 is a highly acclaimed 70.3-mile international triathlon series that will draw top professionals as well as amateur triathletes seeking to test their physical limits in the water, on the bike, and lastly, on a half-marathon run.
Volunteers will be paid $40 each. Prior kayaking experience is required. We need kayakers to play a very important role along our swim course and would love your help and assistance! Kayak volunteers have many roles on the swim course. You will be positioned around the entire course to help guide straying swimmers back onto the course, while keeping spectator boats off the course.
Kayakers are often the first point of contact for swimmers who are “in need” or seeking assistance. You may provide a resting place for swimmers to momentarily catch their breath or a place to hold onto while they massage out a cramp. Most importantly you will have the lead responsibility for detecting swimmers in distress, making the initial contact, and, if needed, initiating a rescue.
You must be able to provide your own boat, paddle, whistle, and PFD.
Contact Tracy Bryant, volunteer coordinator, for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org