RTC Open Water Swim #10 - Wednesday June 16, 2021 *Members Only*

Wed June 16, 2021 Midlothian, VA 23113 US Directions
Today's Swim has been CANCELLED due to high river levels

** Today's Swim is CANCELLED **
OWS folks, the current river level is at 6.2 feet which is unsafe for us to have the swim today. We go in when it's 5.75 feet or below.  We were hoping that it would be trending down but sadly it has not.


Additionally, we have 14 swimmers and only 1 kayaker, 1 SUP, and NO trailer driver. We try to average 4-5 swimmers to every person in the water for safety.


Swimmers that have attended multiple times and that have not yet volunteered, we ask that you please give back to your fellow members by volunteering at least once during OWS. So far we have quite a number of members that have volunteered at least 3 times already. We keep track of all volunteers so that at the end of the season we can recognize the top members at our OWS season finale in September.  Please sign up to volunteer!

Here Are Your Options:

Free Event

Place
3800 James River Rd
Midlothian, VA US 23113
Description

Welcome to RTC's OWS Season!  

Hosted Monday's and Wednesday's weather and river permitting at Robious Landing Park

* If you are unable to attend the swim PLEASE cancel your registration so that we can have an accurate count of swimmers and can have the necessary water support. You can also email Lilo Navales lilortc@gmail.com or message Lilo on Facebook Messenger* 

1.  Registration is for all active members ONLY.   If you have not renewed your membership please go to https://www.richmondtriclub.com/join-or-renew

Each swimmer should seed themselves (fastest to slowest) Top of the Pack Wave 1 (6:05 pm start), Middle of the Pack Wave 2 (6:10 pm start), Back of the Pack Wave 3 (6:15 pm start).  

At 6:40 pm the lead kayaker will blow the horn 2x to signal the return to the dock.  If you hear whistles from all the kayakers/SUP on the water, this signals immediate return to the dock or get out of the water ASAP due to lightning!

2.  Every swimmer is required to sign the onsite 2021 Waiver (last year’s is no longer valid) and the form will be available at check-in. 

3.  Every swimmer needs to SIGN in to the log book and list emergency contact person’s name and phone number.  

4. There will be a safety briefing held at the Check In table before everyone goes out.  Wave 1 starts at  6:05 pm. Wave 2 starts at 6:10 pm. Wave 3 starts at 6:15 pm

At 6:40 pm the horn will sound 2x by the lead kayaker, to signal the return to the dock.

5.  Swim Safety Buoys are required by ALL swimmers.  They can be purchased online at Amazon.  We have a limited number of Swim Safety Buoys and are first come first served.  No Buoy=No Swim.  

6.  Bright swim caps must be worn by all swimmers.  We will have a limited number available in case you forget to bring one.

7.  After the swimmer returns, they must check themselves out of the log book.  The Race Directors will call the emergency contact if the swimmer does not log themselves out.  

8.  All participants (swimmers and volunteers) are encouraged to sign up for Rained Out text notifications https://www.rainedout.net/team_page.php?a=7a1a66c9d13367fce645

* We recommend getting there early so that you have time to sign the waiver, get your swim buoy set up, swim cap, etc. *

** We need 4 Volunteer Kayakers and 2 SUP's -- must be at least 18 years of age.  All will be provided with PFD's (personal flotation devices).  Must be comfortable having someone hold on to the front or back of the kayak/SUP.  RTC membership not required but encouraged.  Waiver form completion required.

* If you are unable to attend the swim PLEASE cancel your registration so that we can have an accurate count of swimmers and can have the necessary water support. You can also email Lilo Navales lilortc@gmail.com or message Lilo on Facebook Messenger* 

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