Mighty Mac Swim

Sun August 9, 2020 Saint Ignace, MI US 49781 Directions

Dream Team (Mighty Mac Swim Staff)

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

The Mighty Mac Swim permanent staff members register here. Registration is password protected.



DREAM TEAM

Jim Dreyer: Event Director, Marine Operations Chief

Katrina Murphy: Swimmer Liaison, Volunteer Coordinator, Ground Operations Chief

Tim Webb: Medical Director

David Volk: Veteran Liaison, Marine Operations Deputy

Matt Vander Sys: Start & Finish Line Director

Roxanne Vander Sys: Ground Operations Deputy


DETAILED AGENDA & LOGISTICS WILL BE SENT TO YOU WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.

Lifeguards High Priority

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

Minimum met.

Details

The Mighty Mac Swim is in need of 17 certified lifeguards, 18 years of age and older. These are paid positions.

* The pay per lifeguard is $300 for the day (will be paid to you in full at the mandatory Marine Informational Meeting.)

* Free overnight lodging at the Normandy Motel in St. Ignace, if needed (the night before the swim). You will be sharing rooms with one or two lifeguards of the same gender.

* Complimentary Mighty Mac Swim jersey

* Free buffet at Finish Line Celebration


GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

Lifeguards will serve on power boats, a ferry, in dinghies, on personal watercraft and on the beach. All lifeguards must be prepared to enter the water for a rescue and may have to swim some distance to approach a swimmer.

* Lifeguards on power boats (support boats) and in dinghies will pull swimmers from the water on to the craft with the assistance of the First Mate or dinghy operator (whenever possible). Extracting a swimmer on to a dinghy requires assisting them over the side of the craft. Lifeguards will assist swimmers in transferring between vessels.

* Lifeguards on the ferry will assist swimmers boarding the vessel from the top or bottom of a man overboard ladder. Guards must be prepared to jump 5-6 feet from the deck of the ferry into the water.

* Lifeguards on personal watercraft will assist swimmers on to watercraft or on to the rescue device pulled behind the craft. Guards must be prepared to ride on the rescue device with the swimmer if necessary. Upon delivery of the swimmer to another vessel, Lifeguards will assist swimmers in climbing aboard.

* Beach Lifeguard and all Lifeguards on watercraft when near shore will assist kayakers who are performing a rescue with a rescue throw bag if possible.

* All Lifeguards on the water will also serve as Course Monitors, enforcing safety & competition rules, issuing warnings and reporting violators for extraction and/or disqualification.


RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:

* Rescue tube is required in every Lifeguard position and must be worn at all times when on duty.

* Hip or fanny pack containing CPR pocket mask & medical gloves must be worn by all Lifeguards.

* Whistle must be worn by all Lifeguards.

* Fins, as supplemental gear, is required for Support Boat Lifeguards and preferred for Ferry & Shuttle Dinghy Lifeguards.

* Attire: Lifeguards need not wear identifying clothing. Rather you should dress appropriately in preparation for entering upper 50’s to upper 60’s degree water. Neoprene attire is highly suggested. You may want to pack a bag to dry off and warm up if necessary (towel, blanket, overcoat) and have clothes to change into after the race. Be prepared to work in the rain (not severe weather or dangerous lake conditions) and dress appropriately for the weather. If you are on a personal watercraft please dress for being wet for 4-5 hours, before having access to your bag after the race.


OPTIONAL RESOURCES:

* Neoprene socks are suggested for Beach Lifeguard to protect feet (lake bottom is rocky).

* Mask & Snorkel: May assist Lifeguard to better keep distressed swimmer in view while swimming distances from a support craft as quickly as possible.

* Life Vest: While a rescue tube serves as a flotation device for both the Lifeguard and the distressed swimmer, Lifeguards may choose to bring additional flotation for use in situations that may arise which they find uncomfortable. Life vests may be used which are designed to provide as much freedom of movement as possible and thereby not greatly inhibit the Lifeguard’s ability to perform rescues (i.e. Type V Special Use Devices). Craft operators will have life jackets available for marine emergencies, but they are likely to be bulky and restrictive for rescue swimmers.

NOTE: Swimmers are required to wear wetsuits & tow a swim buoy. Distressed swimmers should therefore remain on the surface of the water, making the need for Lifeguards to dive beneath the surface to reach a swimmer unlikely.


ATTENDANCE & REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:


Saturday, August 8, 2020 :

LIFEGUARDS SERVING ON SUPPORT BOATS, FERRY, SHUTTLE DINGHIES & PERSONAL WATERCRAFT - Must attend the Marine Informational Meeting held at the St. Ignace Marina at 2:00 p.m. Ferry lifeguards will also attend a breakout orientation session on the ferry if the vessel is available. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours.

BEACH LIFEGUARD - Must attend orientation, starting at 3:00 p.m. at Colonial Michilimackinac State Park. Orientation will continue and conclude at Bridge View Park. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours.



Sunday, August 9, 2020 - Race-Day Reporting Times:

SUPPORT BOAT LIFEGUARDS – Report to St. Ignace Marina no later than 5:30 a.m.

FERRY LIFEGUARDS – Report to Star Line Ferry dock #2 no later than 5:00 a.m. If the breakout orientation session was not held on the ferry during the Marine Informational Meeting the day prior, Ferry Lifeguards must report at 3:00 a.m.

SHUTTLE DINGHY LIFEGUARDS – Report to Mackinaw City Municipal Marina no later than 5:30 a.m.

PERSONAL WATERCRAFT LIFEGUARDS – Report to Mackinaw City Municipal Marina no later than 5:30 a.m.

BEACH LIFEGUARD – Report to the Colonial Michilimackinac State Park starting line no later than 6:00 a.m. After swim begins, report to Bridge View Park.

NOTE: Race day commitments are planned to conclude by noon.

Location

Normandy Motel
124 Burdette St.
St Ignace, MI 49781
906-643-9233

St. Ignace Marina
13 S State St.
St Ignace, MI 49781

Star Line Ferry - Dock #2
99 N. State St.
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Mackinaw City Municipal Marina
107 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Colonial Michilimackinac State Park
102 W. Straits Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Bridge View Park
Boulevard Dr.
St. Ignace, MI 49781


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SERVING AS A MIGHTY MAC SWIM LIFEGUARD! WHILE SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION IS NOT A GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE CHOSEN, WE WILL NOTIFY YOU OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE STATUS ASAP. IF CHOSEN WE WILL CONFIRM YOUR ROLE IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.

AN INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENT WITH FULL AGENDA AND DETAILED PROCEDURAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.

General Volunteers

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

We are looking for 30 General Volunteers to help the Mighty Mac Swim be the best it can be! We are looking for people who are as pumped up as we are! If that's you, then we'd love for you to hop aboard!

As a token of our gratitude, please accept the following.

* Complimentary Mighty Mac Swim jersey

* Free buffet at Finish Line Celebration


GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

We are looking for committed & energetic volunteers to serve in the following capacities.

* Packet pick-up staff (this is the only 2-day commitment – night before & morning of swim)
* Swimmer check-in staff
* Starting line staff
* Finish line staff
* Parking attendants
* Information tent staff
* Food & beverage staff
* Bag handlers
* Security (crowd control)
* MOH staff (Marine Operational Headquarters on ferry)

NOTE: Volunteers are expected to participate in setting up & tearing down their area of service where applicable.


RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:

* Swimmer check-in staff and food & beverage staff will need to start race day with fully charged smartphones or tablets to check in swimmers and diners. Mobile data will be needed. Phones and tablets need to be compatible and have enough space to download the following mobile applications.

1. “RaceDay CheckIn (by RunSignUp)"
2. “Eventbrite Organizer”

NOTE: Swimmer check-in staff and food & beverage staff must download the above apps prior to their Saturday, August 8th orientation.

* Key volunteers will be provided two-way radios.

* Please wear your Mighty Mac Swim jersey when on duty. We want you to dress appropriately for the weather though, which allows you to wear a coat over your jersey. Be prepared to work in the rain (not severe weather or dangerous lake conditions).



ATTENDANCE & REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Saturday, August 8, 2020 :


10:00 a.m. ORIENTATION - Starting at Bridge View Park, continuing at Star Line Ferry dock #2 and concluding at the St. Ignace Marina. Time commitment is approximately 2.5 hours. The following volunteers must attend.

* Packet pick-up staff
* Swimmer check-in staff
* Parking attendants
* Information tent staff
* Food & beverage staff
* Bag handlers


2:00 p.m. MARINE INFORMATIONAL MEETING - Held at the St. Ignace Marina. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours. The following volunteers must attend.

* MOH staff (Marine Operational Headquarters on ferry)


3:00 p.m. ORIENTATION - Starting at 3:00 p.m. at Colonial Michilimackinac State Park, continuing and concluding at Bridge View Park. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours. The following volunteers must attend.

* Starting line staff
* Finish line staff
* Security


4:00 P.M. PACKET PICK-UP – Set up begins at 4:00 at the St. Ignace Marina. Packet pick-up runs from 6:00 – 8:00. Tear down follows and commitment concludes at approximately 8:30. The following volunteers must report.

* Packet pick-up staff


Sunday, August 9, 2020 - RACE-DAY REPORTING TIMES:

3:00 a.m. - The following volunteers report to Star Line Ferry dock #2. After the ferry departs (with MOH staff aboard), the rest of the volunteers report to Bridge View Park.

* Packet pick-up staff
* Swimmer check-in staff
* Parking attendants
* Information tent staff
* Food & beverage staff
* Bag handlers
* MOH staff (Marine Operational Headquarters on ferry)


5:00 a.m. – The following volunteers report to the Colonial Michilimackinac State Park starting line. After swim begins, they report to Bridge View Park.

* Starting line staff
* Finish line staff
* Security


NOTE: Commitments for volunteers on the ferry are planned to conclude by noon, and by 2:00 p.m. for those serving at the Bridge View Park finish line.

Location

Bridge View Park
Boulevard Dr.
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Star Line Ferry - Dock #2
99 N. State St.
St. Ignace, MI 49781

St. Ignace Marina
13 S State St.
St Ignace, MI 49781

Colonial Michilimackinac State Park
102 W. Straits Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SERVING AS A MIGHTY MAC SWIM VOLUNTEER! WHILE SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION IS NOT A GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE CHOSEN, WE WILL NOTIFY YOU OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE STATUS ASAP. IF CHOSEN WE WILL CONFIRM YOUR VOLUNTEER ROLE IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.

AN INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENT WITH FULL AGENDA AND DETAILED PROCEDURAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.






Emergency Medical Services High Priority

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

This is where the five EMS professionals reporting to Tim Webb (Mighty Mac Swim Medical Director) register. Tim chooses his own staff and will have directed you here. Thank you for being a part of our team and for your dedication to safety!

This is also where anyone interested in serving as the medical professional on the support boat for the Veteran Swim Team may register. Thank you for honoring these American heroes with your service!

These are paid positions.

* The pay is $300 for each day in service as a Paramedic/EMT (will be paid to you in full at the mandatory Marine Informational Meeting). Compensation for days serving in other capacities may be applicable.

* Free lodging for those not living in the Straits area may be pre-arranged.

* Complimentary Mighty Mac Swim jersey

* Free buffet at Finish Line Celebration



GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTIONS

EMS BOAT: A second EMS professional will team with Medical Director, Tim Webb on the EMS Boat. The EMS Boat, on patrol and on call to attend to potential medical emergencies, will transport patients to the ferry for holding with medical oversight or to shore for a hospital transport.

BEACH EMS STATION: Two EMS professionals will monitor swimmers landing on the beach at the Colonial Michilimackinac starting line after jumping from the ferry. After all swimmers have crossed the starting line, the Paramedics/EMTs will set up an EMS station under canopy in the secured finish area at Bridge View Park. A medical unit will be parked at the finish line location.

FERRY EMS STATION: Two EMS professionals will be stationed at MOH (Marine Operational Headquarters) on the ferry. The Paramedics/EMTs will attend to extracted swimmers deemed fit to be held on the ferry for the remainder of the race.

VETERAN SWIM TEAM PARAMEDIC/EMT: An EMS professional will be assigned with the intention to exclusively serve the Veteran Swim Team aboard their support boat, but will also be prepared to serve the general swimming population if called upon.



RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS

* AED – 5 needed (2 for EMS Boat, 1 each for Ferry EMS Station, Beach EMS Station, Veteran Swim Team support boat). Heart AED supplies this equipment.

* OXYGEN TANK - 5 needed (distributed the same as the AEDs). Currently, EMS staff is asked to provide this equipment.

* MARINE RADIO – 3 needed (1 each for EMS Boat, Ferry EMS Station, Beach EMS Station). Veteran Swim Team Paramedic/EMT uses support boat’s marine radio. This equipment is supplied by the event.

* BINOCULARS – 2 needed (1 each for EMS Boat & Ferry EMS Station). This equipment is supplied by the event.

* COTS – 7 needed (4 for Beach EMS Station, 3 for Ferry EMS Station). This equipment is supplied by the event.

* BLANKETS – EMS staff provides for Ferry & Beach EMS Stations. Captain provides for EMS Boat.

* SOLAR (MYLAR) BLANKETS - Event provides for Ferry EMS Station.

* TOWELS – Quality Inn of St. Ignace provides for Ferry & Beach EMS Stations. Captain provides for EMS Boat.

* HYDRATING DRINKS - The fleet is given a supply of Gatorade & Aquafina, provided by Newberry Bottling Company. The Event provides a cooler for the Ferry EMS Station. The Beach EMS Station may access an assortment of beverages in the cooler provided by Big Boy under the nearby private swimmer refreshment tent.

* MOTION SICKNESS MEDICATION - Currently EMS staff provides a prescription for Ferry EMS Station.


ATTENDANCE & REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Saturday, August 8, 2020 :

MARINE INFORMATIONAL MEETING - Held at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Ignace Marina. All EMS personnel must attend. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours.


Sunday, August 9, 2020 - Race-Day Reporting Times:

EMS BOAT – EMS personnel report to St. Ignace Marina no later than 5:00 a.m.

VETERAN SWIM TEAM PARAMEDIC/EMT – Report to St. Ignace Marina no later than 5:00 a.m.

FERRY EMS STATION – EMS personnel report to Star Line Ferry dock #2 no later than 5:00 a.m.

BEACH EMS STATION – EMS personnel report to the Colonial Michilimackinac State Park starting line no later than 6:00 a.m. After swim begins, report to Bridge View Park finish line.

NOTE: Race day commitments are planned to conclude by noon.

Location

St. Ignace Marina
13 South State Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Star Line Ferry - Dock #2
99 N. State St.
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Colonial Michilimackinac State Park
102 W. Straits Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Bridge View Park
Boulevard Dr.
St Ignace, MI 49781


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SERVING AS A MIGHTY MAC SWIM PARAMEDIC/EMT! IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE VETERAN SWIM TEAM POSITION (AND THEREBY HAVE NOT ALREADY BEEN CONFIRMED BY MEDICAL DIRECTOR, TIM WEBB), WE WILL NOTIFY YOU OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE STATUS ASAP.

IF CHOSEN, AN INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENT WITH FULL AGENDA AND DETAILED PROCEDURAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.

Kayakers High Priority

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 7 more volunteers needed.

Details

The Mighty Mac Swim needs experienced kayakers.

As a token of our gratitude, please accept the following.

* Complimentary Mighty Mac Swim jersey

* Free buffet at Finish Line Celebration



GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Kayaks will operate offshore near the start & finish lines. Volunteer paddlers may choose to serve at either or both locations.

Kayakers will provide directional support to swimmers and be prepared to assist distressed swimmers ashore or on to a nearby motorized craft with a rescue throw bag. The Beach Lifeguard, Lifeguards aboard motorized crafts and other boat crew will assist if possible.



RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:

* Must wear a USCG/DNR approved PFD (personal flotation device)

* Must supply and carry a rescue throw bag

* USCG-approved rescue whistle will be provided for using to get the attention of swimmers, kayakers, Lifeguards and other event personnel when performing a rescue or positioning paddle craft.

* Two-way radios will be provided to a designated “Lead Kayaker” and to a kayaker positioned at the head of the causeway (near the finish) for communicating with the Start/Finish Line Director.

* Please dress appropriately for the weather, lake conditions and your time on the water. The race may be held in the rain (not severe weather or dangerous lake conditions). The approximate time commitment paddling near the starting line is 1 – 1.5 hours. The approximate time commitment paddling near the finish line is 3-4 hours.



ATTENDANCE & REPORTING REQUIREMENTS


Saturday, August 8, 2020 :

ORIENTATION – All kayakers must attend orientation, starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Colonial Michilimackinac State Park starting line. Orientation will continue and conclude at Bridge View Park for kayakers serving at the finish line. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours for both locations.


Sunday, August 9, 2020 - Race-Day Reporting Times:

STARTING LINE KAYAKERS - Report to the Colonial Michilimackinac State Park starting line with kayak no later than 6:00 a.m. Commitment at starting line is planned to conclude by approximately 7:30 a.m. If also serving at the finish line, report to Bridge View Park after swim begins.

*NOTE: If serving at both the starting & finish lines, kayakers are NOT to paddle across the Straits to the finish line after concluding their service at the starting line.

FINISH LINE KAYAKERS - Report to Bridge View Park finish line with kayak no later than 7:45 a.m.

NOTE: Kayakers assigned to the head of the causeway are to report to Bridge View Park no later than 7:15 a.m.

NOTE: Finish line commitments are planned to conclude before noon.

Location

Colonial Michilimackinac State Park
102 W. Straits Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Bridge View Park
Boulevard Dr.
St. Ignace, MI 49781


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SERVING AS A MIGHTY MAC SWIM VOLUNTEER! WHILE SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION IS NOT A GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE CHOSEN, WE WILL NOTIFY YOU OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE STATUS ASAP.

AN INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENT WITH FULL AGENDA AND DETAILED PROCEDURAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.

Support Boat Owners High Priority

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 8 more volunteers needed.

Details

The Mighty Mac Swim charters DNR and USCG-inspected power boats with a USCG-licensed Captain for their support fleet. While the aforementioned will be given preference for serving on our fleet, uninspected vessels and non-licensed Captains are accepted for the reserve fleet and will be utilized if needed and if available.

Please fill out this application if you are a BOAT OWNER applying for one or more of your vessels to be considered for our fleet. Please fill out a separate application for each boat and please have all joint owners (if applicable) also fill out “Support Boat Owners” applications.

If the appointed Captain and/or First Mate is not an owner of the boat named on this application, please have them submit a “Captains & First Mates (not owning boat)” application.

If you serve on our fleet, you will receive the following.


* A complimentary overnight slip will be provided for your vessel on Saturday, August 8, 2019 at the St. Ignace Marina.

* Boat owners, Captains & First Mates receive a complimentary Mighty Mac Swim jersey and are invited to attend the buffet at the Finish Line Celebration for free.

* TO INQUIRE ABOUT FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR BOAT OWNERS: Contact@MightyMacSwim.com



GENERAL SUPPORT BOAT JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

Each support boat will serve an integral role in the fleet that executes the Mighty Mac Swim safety plan for escorting up to 400 swimmers in a 4-hour race across the Straits of Mackinac. Various support boat designations and major responsibilities include the following.

* Lead Boat: Leads the pack of swimmers in the swim lane.

* Trail Boat: Follows the pack of swimmers in the swim lane.

* Perimeter Boats (there will be 7 of these): Patrols the outer swim lane perimeter looking for swimmers in need of assistance and for those who need direction to stay on course. Will extract distressed and disqualified swimmers and arrange for their transfer to the ferry (Star Line’s Ottawa) or the EMS boat.

* EMS Boat: On patrol and on call to attend to potential medical emergencies. Will transport patients to the ferry for holding with medical oversight or to shore for a hospital transport.

* Veteran Swim Team Boat: Intended to exclusively support the Veteran Swim Team but prepared to serve the general swimming population.



RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:

* Marine radio

* GPS with the capability to plot a course between two waypoints on a chart plotter

* Fully charged smartphone, tablet or laptop to run the “RaceJoy” mobile GPS tracking application. Phones & tablets must be compatible and have enough space to download the app. Mobile data will be needed. Laptop would need to use mobile device as hotspot to access website.

NOTES:
- A larger screen may be preferred for tracking the location of all boats in the fleet.
- Please use only one device per vessel for tracking.

* Binoculars

* Working horn

* USCG/DNR approved life jackets for all potential passengers (minimum of 8)

* USCG/DNR approved life ring or seat cushion with throw rope in every craft on which a swimmer may be extracted from the water (i.e. mother ship & dinghy).

* Ability to fly a flag so it is visible on all sides of your vessel

* Towels & Blankets (please supply as many as reasonably possible)

* All applicable USCG and/or DNR-required equipment

Location

REPORTING TIMES & LOCATIONS

August 8, 2020
2:00 p.m. – MANDATORY MARINE INFORMATIONAL MEETING at St. Ignace Marina. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours.

August 9, 2020
5:00 a.m. – Preparations with event staff for 6:00 a.m. departure from St. Ignace Marina for the Colonial Michilimackinac State Park starting line. Race day commitment is planned to conclude by approximately noon.

St. Ignace Marina
13 S State St.
St Ignace, MI 49781
Marina Office: 906-643-8131



THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN JOINING THE MIGHTY MAC SWIM FLEET! WE WILL CONTACT YOU ASAP TO CONFIRM YOUR STATUS AS A MEMBER OF THE FLEET OR PRESENT THE OPTION OF JOINING THE RESERVE FLEET, TO SERVE IF NEEDED & AVAILABLE.

A FULL AGENDA AND DETAILED RACE DAY PROCEDURAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED TO CAPTAINS & FIRST MATES WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT

Captains & First Mates (not owning boat) High Priority

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Details

Please fill out this application if you are a CAPTAIN or FIRST MATE applying to serve on a power boat you do not own, which is confirmed or being considered for the Mighty Mac Swim support fleet.

If you serve on our fleet, you will receive the following.

* A complimentary overnight slip will be provided for your vessel on Saturday, August 8, 2019 at the St. Ignace Marina.

* Captains & First Mates receive a complimentary Mighty Mac Swim jersey and are invited to attend the buffet at the Finish Line Celebration for free.



GENERAL SUPPORT BOAT JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

Each support boat will serve an integral role in the fleet that executes the Mighty Mac Swim safety plan for escorting up to 400 swimmers in a 4-hour race across the Straits of Mackinac. Various support boat designations and major responsibilities include the following.

* Lead Boat: Leads the pack of swimmers in the swim lane.

* Trail Boat: Follows the pack of swimmers in the swim lane.

* Perimeter Boats (there will be 7 of these): Patrols the outer swim lane perimeter looking for swimmers in need of assistance and for those who need direction to stay on course. Will extract distressed and disqualified swimmers and arrange for their transfer to the ferry (Star Line’s Ottawa) or the EMS boat.

* EMS Boat: On patrol and on-call to attend to potential medical emergencies. Will transport patients to the ferry for holding with medical oversight or to shore for a hospital transport.

* Veteran Swim Team Boat: Intended to exclusively support the Veteran Swim Team but prepared to serve the general swimming population.



RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:

The boat owner, Captain & First Mate collectively agree to possess and provide the following resources required of a Mighty Mac Swim support boat:

* Marine radio

* GPS with the capability to plot a course between two waypoints on a chart plotter

* Fully charged smartphone, tablet or laptop to run the “RaceJoy” mobile GPS tracking application. Phones & tablets must be compatible and have enough space to download the app. Mobile data will be needed. Laptop would need to use mobile device as hotspot to access website.

NOTES:
- A larger screen may be preferred for tracking the location of all boats in the fleet.
- Please use only one device per vessel for tracking.

* Binoculars

* Working horn

* USCG/DNR approved life jackets for all potential passengers (minimum of 8)

* USCG/DNR approved life ring or seat cushion with throw rope in every craft on which a swimmer may be extracted from the water (i.e. mother ship & dinghy).

* Ability to fly a flag so it is visible on all sides of your vessel

* Towels & Blankets (please supply as many as reasonably possible)

* All applicable USCG and/or DNR-required equipment

Location

REPORTING TIMES & LOCATIONS

August 8, 2020
2:00 p.m. – MANDATORY MARINE INFORMATIONAL MEETING at St. Ignace Marina. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours.


August 9, 2020
5:00 a.m. – Preparations with event staff for 6:00 a.m. departure from St. Ignace Marina for the Colonial Michilimackinac State Park starting line. Race day commitment is planned to conclude by approximately noon.

St. Ignace Marina
13 S State St.
St Ignace, MI 49781
Marina Office: 906-643-8131


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN JOINING THE MIGHTY MAC SWIM FLEET!

A FULL AGENDA AND DETAILED RACE DAY PROCEDURAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED TO CAPTAINS & FIRST MATES WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT

Photographers & Videographers

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

The Mighty Mac Swim needs 3 volunteer photographers and 2 volunteer videographers.

We are open to full & part-time professionals as well as talented hobbyists.

If you generate an income from your photography or videography, we will consider your contribution as a sponsorship and are pleased to promote your business. Please inquire about sponsorship benefits at contact@mightymacswim.com. Among other benefits, we can drive traffic to your website and social media pages.

As a token of our gratitude, please accept the following.

* Complimentary Mighty Mac Swim jersey

* Free buffet at Finish Line Celebration



GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTIONS


GROUND PHOTOGRAPHERS (we need 2 of these)

* One or both Ground Photographers will be asked to take action and scenery photos at the Colonial Michilimackinac State Park starting line.

* One Ground Photographer will be asked to take action photos of swimmers crossing the Bridge View Park finish line.

* One Ground Photographer will be asked to take posed photos at Bridge View Park of swimmers and their families in a setting with the Mackinac Bridge as the backdrop.

* One or both Ground Photographers will be asked to take photos at the awards ceremony held at Bridge View Park.


MARINE PHOTOGRAPHER: The Marine Photographer will be stationed on the ferry (Marine Operational Headquarters). The photographer will be asked to take photos of swimmers on the ferry while being transported to the starting line, the opening ceremony recognizing the Veteran Swim Team, swimmers jumping from the ferry and action shots during the race on & off the ferry.

GROUND VIDEOGRAPHER: The Ground Videographer will be asked to rove both the Colonial Michilimackinac State Park starting line and the Bridge View Park finish line, capturing video of special moments. Special moments include beach landings at the starting line after jumping from the ferry offshore, triumphant finishes, award presentations and love shared with families.

MARINE VIDEOGRAPHER: The Marine Videographer will be stationed on the ferry (Marine Operational Headquarters). The videographer will be asked to shoot video of swimmers on the ferry while being transported to the starting line, the opening ceremony recognizing the Veteran Swim Team, swimmers jumping from the ferry and action footage during the race on & off the ferry.

Location

REPORTING TIMES & LOCATIONS


STARTING LINE: Arrive at Colonial Michilimackinac State Park around 6:00 a.m. Ferry arrives with swimmers aboard @ approximately 6:30 a.m.

Colonial Michilimackinac State Park
102 W. Straits Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701


FINISH LINE: It is estimated swimmers could begin finishing at Bridge View Park by as early as 8:30 a.m.

Bridge View Park
Boulevard Dr.
St. Ignace, MI 49781


BOARDING THE FERRY (Star Line’s Ottawa): Arrive at Star Line Ferry Dock #2 no later than 5:30 a.m. for a departure at 6:00 a.m. sharp.

Star Line Ferry - Dock #2
99 N. State St.
St. Ignace, MI 49781


NOTE: Commitments for photographers & videographers on the ferry are planned to conclude by noon, and by 1:00 p.m. for those serving at the finish line.

NOTE: Please wear your Mighty Mac Swim jersey when on duty. We want you to dress appropriately for the weather though, which allows you to wear a coat over your jersey. Be prepared to work in the rain, provided the conditions allow you to perform. We will not work in severe weather or dangerous lake conditions.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SERVING AS A MIGHTY MAC SWIM VOLUNTEER! WHILE SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION IS NOT A GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE CHOSEN, WE WILL NOTIFY YOU OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE STATUS ASAP. IF CHOSEN WE WILL CONFIRM YOUR VOLUNTEER ROLE IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.

AN INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENT WITH FULL AGENDA AND DETAILED PROCEDURAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.




Dinghy Owners/Operators (for Shuttles) High Priority

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

Minimum met.

Details

The Mighty Mac Swim hires motorized dinghies to serve as shuttles within their fleet of support boats.

Please fill out this application if you are a DINGHY OWNER applying for one or more of your dinghies to be considered for hire. Please fill out a separate application for each craft and please have all joint owners (if applicable) also fill out an application.

Please fill out this application also if you have been appointed as a DINGHY OPERATOR on a craft you do not own.

If you serve in our fleet, you will receive the following:

* Dinghy owners/operators receive a complimentary Mighty Mac Swim jersey and are invited to attend the buffet at the Finish Line Celebration for free.

* Free lodging for operators not living in the Straits area may be pre-arranged.

* TO INQUIRE ABOUT FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR DINGHY OWNERS:
Contact@MightyMacSwim.com


GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Motorized dinghies will serve an integral role in the fleet that executes the Mighty Mac Swim safety plan for escorting up to 400 swimmers in a 4-hour race across the Straits of Mackinac. Dinghies will work in tandem with Star Line’s Ottawa (ferry). Dinghies will serve as a shuttle, transferring distressed and disqualified swimmers pulled from the water by support boats and by the dinghy itself to the ferry (or possibly the EMS boat). A Lifeguard will be stationed aboard each dinghy to assist the operator.



RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:

The dinghy owner and operator collectively agree to possess and provide the following resources required of a Mighty Mac Swim Shuttle Dinghy:

* Marine radio

* GPS with the capability to plot a course between two waypoints on a chart plotter

* Fully charged smartphone to run the “RaceJoy” mobile GPS tracking application. Phone must be compatible and have enough space to download the app. Mobile data will be needed. Owner of phone may want a waterproof container.

* Binoculars

* Hand-held horn (will be provided for operators who do not have them)

* USCG/DNR approved life jackets for dinghy operator and lifeguard

* USCG/DNR approved life ring or seat cushion with throw rope

* Rope for tying off to another vessel

* Oars

* Extra 2.5 gallons of fuel in a reserve container aboard the dinghy

NOTE: Each dinghy will also carry a 2.5 gallon container of reserve fuel for a personal watercraft (supplied by the personal watercraft operator).

* All applicable USCG and/or DNR-required equipment

Location

REPORTING TIMES & LOCATIONS

August 8, 2020
2:00 p.m. – MANDATORY MARINE INFORMATIONAL MEETING AT St. Ignace Marina. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours.

St. Ignace Marina
13 S State St.
St Ignace, MI 49781
Marina Office: 906-643-8131


August 9, 2020
6:00 a.m. – Embark from Mackinaw City Municipal Marina to Colonial Michilimackinac State Park starting line. Race day commitment is planned to conclude by approximately noon.

Mackinaw City Municipal Marina
107 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Marina Office: 231-436-5269


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN JOINING THE MIGHTY MAC SWIM FLEET! WE WILL CONTACT DINGHY OWNERS ASAP TO CONFIRM THEIR STATUS AS A MEMBER OF THE FLEET OR PRESENT THE OPTION OF JOINING THE RESERVE FLEET, TO SERVE IF NEEDED & AVAILABLE.

A FULL AGENDA AND DETAILED RACE DAY PROCEDURAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED TO DINGHY OPERATORS WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.

Personal Watercraft Owners/Operators

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

Minimum met.

Details

The Mighty Mac Swim hires personal watercraft as part of their safety fleet. Personal watercraft must be able to seat three (Operator + Lifeguard + space for extracted swimmer).

Please fill out this application if you are a PERSONAL WATERCRAFT OWNER applying for one or more of your crafts to be considered for hire. Please fill out a separate application for each craft and please have all joint owners (if applicable) also fill out an application.

Please fill out this application also if you have been appointed as a PERSONAL WATERCRAFT OPERATOR on a craft you do not own.

If you serve in our fleet, you will receive the following:

* Personal watercraft owners/operators receive a complimentary Mighty Mac Swim jersey and are invited to attend the buffet at the Finish Line Celebration for free.

* Free lodging for operators not living in the Straits area may be pre-arranged.

* TO INQUIRE ABOUT FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR PERSONAL WATERCRAFT OWNERS: Contact@MightyMacSwim.com



GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Personal watercraft will serve an integral role in the fleet that executes the Mighty Mac Swim safety plan for escorting up to 400 swimmers in a 4-hour race across the Straits of Mackinac. Personal watercraft will cautiously patrol inside the outer swim lane perimeter looking for distressed swimmers in need of assistance. A lifeguard will be seated on each personal watercraft to extract swimmers. Swimmers will ride on the watercraft or on the rescue device in tow and be transferred to the ferry, a support boat on the outer swim lane perimeter or the EMS boat.




RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS:

The personal watercraft owner and operator collectively agree to possess and provide the following resources required of a Mighty Mac Swim personal watercraft:

* Marine radio (will be provided for you in dry bag if you do not supply one)

* Towable rescue sled or rescue can (will be provided for you if you do not supply one)

* Fully charged smartphone to run the “RaceJoy” mobile GPS tracking application. Phone must be compatible and have enough space to download the app. Mobile data will be needed. Operator to provide waterproof container for phone.

* USCG/DNR approved life jackets for personal watercraft operator and lifeguard

* All applicable USCG and/or DNR-required equipment

* Extra 2.5 gallons of fuel in a reserve container (to be stored on a Shuttle Dinghy)

* Attire: Please dress appropriately in preparation for being wet 4-5 hours. Water temperature is likely to be in the upper 50’s to upper 60’s. Be prepared to work in the rain (not severe weather or dangerous lake conditions).


Location

REPORTING TIMES & LOCATIONS


August 8, 2020
2:00 p.m. – MANDATORY MARINE INFORMATIONAL MEETING at St. Ignace Marina. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours.

St. Ignace Marina
13 S State St.
St Ignace, MI 49781
Marina Office: 906-643-8131


August 9, 2020
6:00 a.m. – Embark from Mackinaw City Municipal Marina to Colonial Michilimackinac State Park starting line. Race day commitment is planned to conclude by approximately noon.

Mackinaw City Municipal Marina
107 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Marina Office: 231-436-5269


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN JOINING THE MIGHTY MAC SWIM FLEET! WE WILL CONTACT PERSONAL WATERCRAFT OWNERS ASAP TO CONFIRM THEIR STATUS AS A MEMBER OF THE FLEET OR PRESENT THE OPTION OF JOINING THE RESERVE FLEET, TO SERVE IF NEEDED & AVAILABLE.

A FULL AGENDA AND DETAILED RACE DAY PROCEDURAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED TO PERSONAL WATERCRAFT OPERATORS WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.

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