Kayak Support Instructional Video
Morning! I'm excited to begin putting together some plans to create an instructional video on proper kayaking while supporting a swimmer. As the Three Rivers Marathon Swim Race Director, I have modeled my 'dual kayak approach' similar to how the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim was run while observing, and competing in the race. I have always liked the approach, while using two kayaks, to have one as the guide (breathing side) kayak, and the other as the feeding/data recording kayak. Plus, having the two kayaks is nice in case one kayaker needs to use the restroom, leaving one on the swimmer at all times.
I am interested in any best practices that you might have used as a swimmer, or as a kayaker yourself. Also, I would like to include a section on a one kayak approach as well, just in case the instructional video can benefit marathon swimming events where a single kayak is used. Thank you!
www.darren-miller.com Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.