M.S. Charity Swim Support
Piermont to Irvington
11 September 2005
The event was a charity swim to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The swimmers had to raise pledges to participate.
The kayakers could either get pledges or pay out the $25 minimum pledge to take part. The kayakers are there to support the swimmers. If the swimmers need to rest they can hang onto the bow of the kayak. All kayakers were required to carry a whistle, and if needed, they could use it to call for help for a swimmer. There were power boats available if a swimmer felt the need to get out of the water.
There were police and rescue boats upriver and downriver to keep all boat traffic clear of the swimmers.
The swimmers and kayakers met up and registered in Irvington. As the kayakers paddled over to Piermont the swimmers were bused over. Once all were ready the swimmers and kayakers headed back to Irvington.
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