The Saturday, June 3, 2006 Potomac River Swim for the environment needs support kayakers to ensure the success of the swim and safety of the swimmers.
Free camping is available for all Potomac Swim paddlers at Point Lookout State Park Friday night, June 2, and Saturday night, June 3.
A complimentary pasta supper will be served Friday, June 2, 2006, 6:30PM at the water safety planning meeting at Trinity Parish Hall in St. Mary's City. Directions can be found at this link: http://www.crosslink.net/~cherylw/pr2006i.htm
Kayakers need to report to the dock at Pt Lookout State Park at 6:00AM Saturday morning, June 3. Boaters will launch and paddlers will be transported (on a skipjack) across the Potomac River to the start. The swim actually starts at Hull Neck, Va (across the river from Pt. Lookout). Swimmers swim back across the river, to Point Lookout State Park accompanied by individual kayakers. Kayakers support an individual swimmer by giving them food and water, helping them stay on course, and signalling for help if the swimmers need assistance.
A free picnic sponsored by the park, Potomac River Association, Southern Maryland Sierra Club, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin--all of whom benefit from the pledge money raised by the swimmers--will follow the swim. Tee shirts designed by local artist Jeanne Hammett to commemorate the event will be distributed to all involved. And a free kayak rolling session is available to Potomac Swim kayakers later in the summer.
To volunteer or receive more information about this 13th annual event, contact:
Potomac River Swim for the Environment
c/o Cheryl Wagner
3103 Hawthorne Drive, NE
Washington, DC 20017-1040
(202) 387-2361 Home Phone
(202) 478-0948 Fax