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Seahorse Swim 2019


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

  • Seahorse Swim NOP EAP
  • Seahorse Safety Crew.
  • Seahorse Courses.
  • Seahorse Swim Risk Assessment 

    these will be emailed to you shortly before the event

  • 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.

30th June 2019

Task/ItemStart Time End TimeAvailable SpotsItem Details
PLG Sit on Top Kayaks 07:00 15:00#1: Lara MooreExperienced paddler
#2: Max HarrisExperienced paddler
#3: Tim HarrisExperienced paddler
#4: Thomas NallyRYA lvl 2 & Competant paddler
#5: David CooperExperienced
#6: Amelia PercivalCompetant
#7: Lyndon ByeExperienced
#8: Mark Shaklesexperienced 🙂
2 remaining:  
Non PLG Paddlers 06:30 15:00#1: Ellie ConnollyBoard competency - Branksome
#2: John WheelerBoscombe Lifeguards - Very Experienced Paddler
#3: Peter ColePDCC & UHCC BC L2 Coach, FSRT Provider, Sea Kayak Leader, RYA PBI
7 remaining:  
Shore Walkers 06:30 15:00#1: julie larnerexperienced
2 remaining:  
Legacy 06:00 15:00#1: Lou Harrison Safety /rya2/pb instructor
#2: Mike DarkinAdvanced PB, safety Boat
Lottie 06:00 15:00#1: Gary ClayPB Level 2/ vhf/ LS3 AED
#2: David RileyPb2/safety
Apollo 06:00 15:00#1: Brian PembertonRYA advanced , RYA instructor
#2: David PerchRya 2
Boscombe Zulu 07:00 15:00#1: Nick Sparrowhawk Nvblq, yachtmaster, safety boat
2 remaining:  
Branksome Arancia 07:00 15:00#1: Anita KovacsSLSGB IRB Driver
#2: Adam Horvath-JuhaszSLSGB IRB Driver