The black swim is an event running in the hours of darkness is scheduled to take place on Friday the 20th June from sunset (9.30)to sunrise (4.30) on the 21st June with 4/5 elite participants. The swim will start at Mapledurham Lock and will go through Reading and finishing in Henley. Each participant will be supported by a kayaker and will be without a wetsuit. The victor will be the one who has travelled the furthest along the course before sunrise / 4.30am.
- Date: Friday 20th June 2014
- Start: Mapledurham Lock
- Finish: Henley-on-Thames
- Distance: 25km river downstream
- Entry: Invite Only
PLEASE NOTE: This tracker system is not 100% reliable it requires phone signal / internet connection and battery power. If the tracker should stop working on the map it will be due to one of these reasons or it has been switched off by the participant / support. Once the event is running we will have limited access to the devices. This system is a trial and not for safety / emergency use.
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Tracking information: Each swimmer will have a Kayak to support. A smartphone with a fully charged battery, ideally in silent or do not disturb mode will be required to transmit location. Please click on the link below to the App stores for Iphones or Android devices and install the relevent app to suit your phone. NB. Please turn off all unnecessary apps to maximise the battery life.
The App name is called ‘Racemap’. Once installed please find the event ‘Blackswim’ > then press ‘sign up for live tracking’ > Enter your Name in both boxes > To test press the ‘Green Play Button’ and your location will appear on the map below > For the event please press this just before the start, put in a waterproof bag and either carry on your person or hand to your support kayaker / Paddleboarder.
For Support Crew:
The App name is called ‘Racemap’. Once installed please find the event ‘Blackswim’ > then press ‘sign up for live tracking’ > Enter your Name in the first box and in the number box please put SPT or one of the references below > To test press the ‘Green Play Button’ and your location will appear on the map below > For the event please press this just before the start, put in a waterproof bag and carry on your person at all times.
Safety Boat One with WSM on Board is Rescue1
Safety Boat Two with Ops on board is Rescue2
Water Safety Manager is WSM
Operations Manager is Ops
Road Logistics is Mobile One
Medical Cover is Medic