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PurePactola: A Dam Good Swim! Volunteer 2024

Sunday July 14, 2024


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Help facilitate events before, during and after swim race.


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Job Description Date & Time City / State Location Volunteers Needed
Beach Assistance to Swimmers A safety position to be on the beach and/or in the water to assist swimmers as they get out of the water. Start: 8:00 AM, 7/14/2024
End: 11:00 AM, 7/14/2024
Timezone: Mountain Time(US)
Rapid City, SD Pactola Lake Swim Beach 2
Course Set Up (By boat) Volunteers will be responsible for setting up buoys and laying out the course in the water. Start: 4:00 AM, 7/14/2024
End: 11:00 AM, 7/14/2024
Timezone: Mountain Time(US)
Rapid City, SD Pactola Lake Swim Beach 5
Parking/Directing Traffic Volunteers needed to help direct swimmers, spectators, and traffic on where to park, when to get on the shuttle and how to navigate to the swim beach. Start: 5:45 AM, 7/14/2024
End: 8:00 AM, 7/14/2024
Timezone: Mountain Time(US)
West Pennington, SD Pactola Lake- Visitor Center Overflow Parking 2
Picnic and Food Preparation Help with setting up the swimmer and volunteer picnic lunch. This is done in the swim beach parking lot, tables will be set up and food prepared for a buffet style lunch. Start: 9:00 AM, 7/14/2024
End: 11:00 AM, 7/14/2024
Timezone: Mountain Time(US)
West Pennington, SD Pactola Lake Swim Beach 4
Registration Table & Award Giveaway This position is responsible for assisting in check-in for registered swimmers and volunteers. The registration process takes place at the Pactola Visitor Center overflow parking lot, we will have chairs provided for you but please dress appropriately as you will be sitting outside during check-in. After all the swimmers are checked in we can shuttle you down to the swim beach to help hand out awards during lunch. Start: 6:00 AM, 7/14/2024
End: 11:00 AM, 7/14/2024
Timezone: Mountain Time(US)
West Pennington, SD Pactola Lake- Visitor Center Overflow Parking Lot 8
Safety Kayaker Provide swimmer support and guidance on the water during the race. Must have your own kayak and PFD. Kayakers will be assigned an area and get in the water following a safety briefing at the swim beach. Please have kayak in the water and ready to launch around 7 following the safety briefing. Start: 6:30 AM, 7/14/2024
End: 1:00 PM, 7/14/2024
Timezone: Mountain Time(US)
West Pennington, SD Pactola Lake- Visitor Center Overflow Parking 11
Safety Lookout Volunteers to stand on land and up on the dam, please bring binoculars to look out for swimmers. Volunteers need to be able to call or text Safety Coordinator or will be provided with a radio to signal to Safety Boats. Start: 6:00 AM, 7/14/2024
End: 11:00 AM, 7/14/2024
Timezone: Mountain Time(US)
West Pennington, SD Pactola Lake - Visitor Center Overflow Parking Lot 8
Safety Motorboats Provide safety assistance to swimmers as needed from a motorboat. Start: 6:30 AM, 7/14/2024
End: 1:00 PM, 7/14/2024
Timezone: Mountain Time(US)
West Pennington, SD Pactola Lake 10
Shuttle Driver (Vehicle Required) Pick up and drive swimmers and volunteers from the overflow parking lot to the swim beach. Start: 7:00 AM, 7/14/2024
End: 1:00 PM, 7/14/2024
Timezone: Mountain Time(US)
West Pennington, SD Pactola Lake- Visitor Center Overflow Parking 4
Timekeepers Volunteers to stand/sit at the finish line and track swimmers finishing times. Start: 7:30 AM, 7/14/2024
End: 11:00 AM, 7/14/2024
Timezone: Mountain Time(US)
West Pennington, SD P 4

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