Register As Kayak Support

WANT TO SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE?

Looking for a nice easy challenge to round out your summers paddling?

The inaugural Jim O'Connor Memorial Castle to Castle swim is a 13.5 km swim from Rindoon Castle on Lough Ree in Co.Roscommon to Athlone Castle in Co.Westmeath in aid of Pieta.

It will be open to 30 solo swimmers. These solo swimmers will be guided and supported by people like you in kayaks.

The kayaker is an important part of the solo swim team and is responsible for navigation for the swimmer and for carrying and providing both food and drinks as required by the swimmer during the swim along with moral support.

What you need to know

Event is the 26th of August 2023 - all day

We want you if:

  • You are over 18

  • You can roll your kayak

  • You are happy to paddle your kayak for 3 - 5 hrs

  • You have access to a comfy sit in kayak

  • You can easily paddle 13.5km

  • Ideally you would be a Level 3 kayaker or equivalent

Once you have registered you will be contacted by Alex Dawson-Stanley who is coordinating the kayak support for the event. There will also be a comprehensive safety and support briefing on the day along with pre event information to ensure you are fully prepared and have everything you need.

How long will I be needed

The event for the kayakers will start early in the morning to get gear and equipment to the starting point and ensure that your vehicle is at the finish point.

You need to be comfortable committing to being available for the entire day.

More details will be provided once you sign up.

What will I need to bring?

  • You will need an enclosed kayak and all associated gear with food and drink to last you for the event period approx 3 - 6hrs.

  • A whistle

  • A mobile phone with dry pouch if required

Who will I be supporting?

Once people have been signed up we will be allocating them to a swimmer and making introductions prior to the event so that you can have a call and get to know what the swimmer will need you to carry for them. You will also have the opportunity to help them with the fundraising to raise even more for Pieta house if you want to get that involved

Who can I contact with questions?

You can contact Alex Dawson-Stanley if you have any questions. You can reach him on 086 2721245

What time does it start?

We will have this info soon however you can expect to need to be in Athlone for approx 7.30am. Shuttle will be provided to get you to the starting point and to ensure your clothes and car are at the end point

What will I get?

You will get a sense of great achievement for helping make a great charity event a success!

All funds raised will go to Pieta and everyone is giving their time free of charge.

There will however be some goodies and a BBQ at the end for all volunteers and participants.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes please!

If you have a friend who would like to do it with you and support a solo swimmer please have them sign up.

What type of kayaks are suitable?

Sea kayaks would be ideal for comfort and being able to carry supplies. Longer general purpose kayaks also would be suitable. Anything over 3m would be ideal, but nothing shorter than 2.3m

Committed to Helping Our Clients Succeed

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In convallis turpis efficitur enim efficitur pulvinar. Nunc erat nibh, tempor quis volutpat eu, consectetur at ante. Curabitur venenatis orci sed auctor sollicitudin. Curabitur feugiat justo mauris.

Experience you need. Results you want.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In convallis turpis efficitur enim efficitur pulvinar. Nunc erat nibh, tempor quis volutpat eu, consectetur at ante. Curabitur venenatis orci sed auctor sollicitudin. Curabitur feugiat justo mauris, eget finibus tortor congue non. Donec feugiat mattis nisl et semper. Nulla rutrum est ac iaculis bibendum. Vestibulum id urna vitae ligula tristique bibendum. Aenean auctor hendrerit lacus sit amet posuere.

Nunc porttitor, diam ut euismod commodo, urna augue dictum lectus, in consectetur purus ex a diam. Morbi dictum dignissim enim, eget consectetur nunc vehicula nec. Vestibulum bibendum neque a neque fringilla, eleifend ferm

Read Our Latest Blogs

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

No blogs found

© 2023 Castle to Castle Swim - All Rights Reserved