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Yiddil posted 01-03-2007 11:20 PM ET (US)   Profile for Yiddil   Send Email to Yiddil  
This event, Potomac River Swim for the Environmentis something Scott and the group from the Chesapeake Bay Whalers Association/ and Potomac Chapter help Chreyl Wagner with every year I have owned my Whaler

It consists of a large group of people approximately 100 or so who will swim, kyak from the Virginia side of the Potomac to the Maryland side of the Potomac at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay…at Point Lookout State Park Here is some more info….

The Boaters/Whalers are organized by Scott Lidig each year to help these guys get across the river for the start of the swim and follow along side as safety personel along with DNR etc, as they cross the Potomac………so its an all weekend event. We have a Blast helping and participating each year and I thought we could get some more help if I announced it for Scott early this year as the notice just came out.This is usually a week before the Bay Swim and right around the time of the Whalertowne event..all of which Scott usually coordiates…

2007 Potomac River Swim for the Environment
June 2, 2007

Boaters, Paddlers, Safety Personnel....

We need your help! Volunteer to help the Potomac River Swim for the Environment.

The Saturday, June 2, 2007 Potomac River Swim for the Environment needs boaters, touring kayak paddlers, and public safety workers to ensure the success of this distance swim, which raises funds and awareness for the health of the river.

Free camping is available for paddlers at Point Lookout State Park and free lodging is available for boaters at Scheible's Motel Friday and Saturday nights.

A complimentary pasta supper will be served Friday, June 1, 2007 at the water safety planning meeting at 6:30 p.m., at the Trinity Parish Hall in St. Mary's City.

Boaters and paddlers will launch from Pt. Lookout State Park at [time TBD] Saturday morning for a [time TDB] swim start from Hull Neck, Va., back to Point Lookout. Boaters will be asked to follow the course set by The Dee of St. Mary's lead vessel which will constantly compensate for the current.

A free picnic sponsored by the Potomac River Association and Southern Maryland Sierra Club will follow the swim.

Tee shirts designed by local artist Jeanne Hammett to commemorate the event will be distributed to all involved.

To volunteer or receive more information, about this 14th 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



Bulldog posted 01-04-2007 06:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Henry, is a twin engine old Whaler with smoky engines something swimmers want around them? I could run on one engine, I'll check with the 1st Mate.............Jack
Yiddil posted 01-04-2007 11:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Yeppers, we could use all thehelp we can get, and if you sign up early you a room to stay in. We had John come down with your boat carrying a Vtec single one time...suah!! You would love it:)

Im not sure how things will work for me yet...but I could take the 1 1/2 trip by NAntucket from the potomac down with kamie if shes ready(installing a new Vtec in Feb) from the place on the Northern neck..Great trip that would be:)

Just email Cheryl to get you started...tell her I sent you:)

Marlin posted 01-08-2007 10:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marlin  Send Email to Marlin     
This was a good time last year, even though it blew like stink and the swim was held in the protected waters of Lake Conoy. The strong south wind raised 3-footers on the Potomac, and the Dee of Saint Marys never made an appearance. A few of us put the Whalers in anyway, after all I didn't drive all that way for nothing. The post-swim picnic was also fun, and the boaters and kayakers were savvy enough to beat feet out of there before the squall line hit!

Anyway, this is a fun event. So is the Chesapeake Bay Swim, which will be on June 10th this year.


Yiddil posted 01-09-2007 11:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     

Always great to have you on board:) HAve some great pics of me on your 16:)Hope you will make it again this year, and I will try and make the Bay Swim:)

Kamie, Cheryl and I have been kicking around the pros and cons of another back up site if its snotty...but that worked out fine right there last year...and i suspect if its that bad on the potomac, it will be that bad most places in the area....

Keep the weekend free...

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