An opportunity to hone those active swimming, rope catching and bolder removal skills with a day on the river running through rescue skills. Lots of refreshing swims guaranteed.
Symonds Yat is a fairly safe (it's moving water with pointy rocks so never completely safe) 50 metre stretch of gentle rapids that you can run and then carry boat back up to run again until exhaustion sets in…
Unlike most white water trips it has pubs, toilets and ice cream shops.
Martin will be organising the swimming and throw-lines.
Meet at the club to leave by 08.00, there could be many other clubs making the most of the water(?). Could also get busy with hire boats by midday, with a few unintentional swimmers.
On average it's about a 1:15 - 1:45 and 64 mile drive. Depending on peoples' energy levels we may not be home much before 18:00.
Please register if you intend to come, it has boat carrying details, plus emergency contact details that make it a little easier for the organisers.
What to bring - the usual stuff but not forgetting-
Warm paddling kit as it could be cold after the 93rd swim?
A cold/hot drink could be a must have - an unbreakable flask/bottle (attached) in the back of your boat.
Food - high energy food is best (flapjacks/Mars bars/banana etc. are good)
Dry warm clothes to get changed into post paddle.
We share the cost of the fuel (130+ miles so could be around £20-£35 per car) or possibly minibus. We'll have the £6.50 (?) toll, parking and £2 (?) per boat launch fee to pay.
Organiser Martin B