Volunteers

 

BOTB-vol-kayak1-smWe are always looking for volunteers on the water to help run this event, and be part of the safety flotilla to help escort the swimmers.

Along with the anchored sailboats along the 3km route, the paddlers are both part of the safety crew, as well as providing encouragement and a level of comfort along the open water swim.

BOTB-vol-SUP-smIf you are available to join our water safety team, please contact us via BOTBboaters@gmail.com. We are always looking for anyone with a canoe, kayak or SUP

If you have a swimmer in the event, it’s a great way to get involved and become part of the flotilla. Help keep this is a positive experience for everyone.

Don’t have your own watercraft? Drop us a line – we may be able to provide a limited supply of boats.


 

FireCrewWatching

Over the past years, it’s always been great to have the Ottawa Fire Rescue water safety crew with us as well. Trained professional with keen eyes are there to make sure your day is safe.

Big thanks to the City of Ottawa!


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Well before swimmers arrive, crews from the Nepean Sailing Club hop into power boats to setup the course and fasten the marker buoys for the swim.

During the event, these watercraft stay at a distance from the athletes, keeping a watchful eye on the keelboats and paddlers to see where help may be needed.


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And finally, big thanks to the volunteer skippers with big hearts from the Nepean Sailing Club, and BYC to make this truly a unique open water event right here in the National Capital.

As a bonus, the sailboats also act a large marker buoys to aid in sighting, an additional layer of safety for the swimmers on the Bring On The Bay event.

Though we can’t guarantee a towel and a hot cup of coffee for swimmers with the chills, it’s great to know the whole support crew is out there for you.

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