Changes for the 2015 Swimming Season
Posted by Scott Zornig, 19 February 2015
This season marks our 9th year as a sanctioning organization for California Channel Islands marathon swims. Our goal is to evolve and better serve our swimmers and observers each year. We have many improvements planned for 2015 including:
- SBCSA primary and assistant observers will be compensated equally in 2015. Since they spend the same amount of time on the boat, we believe they should be compensated equally.
- We understand that observing is a difficult and time consuming task with much responsibility. Therefore our board has approved an increase in observer compensation.
- Swimmers are able to apply for both solo and relay swims online. In keeping with our environmental goals, we are eliminating paper while making the application process quicker and more convenient.
- If a swimmer reschedules or cancels a swim (for any reason) less than 48 hours prior to a scheduled swim, there is now a $200 non-refundable processing fee.
- We have set a minimum age limit of 14 for all support crew including family members. It is serious business out on the water and we can’t have our observers and support crew distracted or worried about a youngster.
- If there is any possibility a swim will be done during the night, dusk or dawn, we require a swimmer to have illumination. In other words, the boat does not leave port until the observer has verified the swimmer/support crew is packing blinkies and/or glow sticks.