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Seahorse Swim


TIMES: 07:00hrs till 14:30hrs       LOCATION: Knoll Beach - Studland


A chance to help provide Safety Cover for the EDOWSC Seahorse Swim which takes place on Knoll Beach at Studland.
Approx 300 Swimmers swiming round a 4 x buoy diamond shaped course.

Crews are needed for all three of our Safety Boats as well as needing Paddlers for Paddle Craft, i.e. Sit on Top kayaks or Rescue Boards and Shore Walkers.

To ensure that our insurance cover is maintained, we require that each person volunteering to assist us with the safety cover, meets our minimum requirement as shown below or hold a higher relevant qualification.

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All Paddlers need to be “Competent” on a board / kayak / ski as described below:
Note: minimum of 18 paddlers required.
  • Capable of providing cover for the entire event i.e. - Comfortable with approaching a swimmer bow on, and allowing them to grab hold of the bow of their kayak / board for support should they require it?  
  • Able to identify the reason for support and if necessary raise the attention of the nearest Safety Boat according to the NOP /EAP, then maintain this support until the Safety Boat can come to assist.
  • Maintain a visual with the swimmer face (eye contact) at all times whilst they are holding onto the bow of the paddle craft.
  • Be capable of self rescue back into / onto the paddle craft, so as to be able to continue with the safety cover.
  • Be of 14 years of age or above.

All Safety Boat Helms and Crew need to be meet the criteria as described below:
Note: minimum of 5 boats required.
  • Helms to hold a minimum of RYA Powerboat Level 2 or Equivlent Award or Higher
  • Crew must be competant and have had previous experience as safety boat crew at an open water event.
  • Be capable of self rescue back into the Safety Boat shoudl it be required, so as to be able to continue with the safety cover.
  • Safety Boat Helm be of 17 years of age or older.
  • Safety Boat Crew be of 14 years of age or older.

Thank You!
  • Thank you for agreeing to help with the Safety Cover for this event, it really is appreciated.
  • We will be in touch before the event with further details

Documents to read:
  • 2017 Seahorse Swim NOP EAP
    yet to be published
  • Seahorse Safety Crew 2017.
    yet to be published
  • 2017 Seahorse Courses.
    yet to be published
  • Seahorse Swim Risk Assessment 2017
    yet to be published
    Either click on the links above or copy and paste them into your browser.

  • By signing up you agree that you meet the criteria shown above!
  • Click on any available spot below fill in the details and please remember to list your relevant Qualification / Competency / Experience.

2nd July 2017

Task/ItemStart Time End TimeAvailable SpotsItem Details
PLG Sit on Top Kayaks 07:00 15:00#1: sophie l.n/a
#2: Lara M.Experienced
#3: Tim H.Competent paddler
#4: Scott B.Experienced
#5: Daniel H. Competant
#6: Malcolm A.BCU Level 2 Instructor, 4Star Sea Kayak
#7: Lyndon B.Exp
#8: Mark S.Experienced Paddler
#9: Janet T.Boscombe Lifeguards - Experienced Paddler
2 remaining:  
Non PLG Paddlers 06:30 15:00#1: John W.Boscombe Lifeguards
#2: Philip N.BCSLSC: Surf Lifeguard, Coach
#3: Debbie K.BCSLSC swim/board comp
#4: Olga K.BCSLSC swim/board comp
#5: Hannah R..BCSLSC swim/board competency
10 remaining:  
Shore Walkers 06:30 15:00#1: julie l.experience
#2: Sue S.BCSLSC Swim/board comp. Bad back so shore walking only
2 remaining:  
Legacy 06:00 15:00#1: Louise H.Safety biat
#2: Brian P.RYA advanced ,RYA instructor
Lottie 06:00 15:00#1: David R.Safety boat
1 remaining:  
Apollo 06:00 15:00#1: Dave P.RYA 2
#2: Amy P.RYA 2
Boscombe Zulu 07:00 15:00#1: Tim F.Boscombe Zulu. RYA2, RYA rescue boat, Flood/swift water rescue boat operator
#2: James M.Rya Safety Boat
#3: Karlo w.crwe
Branksome Arancia 07:00 15:00#1: Anita K.Branksome Chine SLSC
#2: Adam H.SLSGB IRB Driver