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28 Apr 2012Dover Harbour training kicks off for 2012

Dover Harbour training kicks off for 2012

The 'Dover Beach Team' have announced the arrangements for the start of Dover Harbour training for 2012.

Good Morning All, 

Dover training starts on Saturday 28th April at 10 am. 

Please arrive in good time to complete any paperwork and be ready to be in the water by 10am.   
I will post the forms on the group by Monday, it would help the beach volunteers if you could come prepared with your form, photo and cash at the ready. 

It is essential that you bring with you: 

1.  Swim wear.   RED hat for solo swimmers / YELLOW hat for relay swimmers. 
2.  Warm clothing including a hat. 
3.  Warm drinks / food / money to go buy food. 
4.  Cash.  The costs for this season are: Relay swimmers £5 for the season, Solo swimmers £30 for the season.  Dover Group Swimming is run on a volunteer basis.  Your contribution is for costs only. 

For those of you new to the Dover group you will find us on the beach just at the break between the RYC building and The Gateway flats. 

Dover seafront is pay and display and the wardens are quick to react so please bring plenty of change, and prepare to be there several hours. 
There is free parking on the road behind the seafront on Sundays, but it is limited.   
Permits can be purchased at for those of you who are interested. 

Please be aware that Dover Group Swimming does NOT provide safety cover.  You swim at your own risk.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have sought relevant medical advice and to know your own limits.  To quote Freda "No dead heros please". 

In the interest of safety, please adhere to requests by the beach volunteers, most significantly, RED and YELLOW hats only, and please be ready to start on time, this is to make it easier to keep track of swimmers. 

I look forward to seeing some familiar faces, and and can't wait to see some new faces embark on the journey of a lifetime. 

If you have any further questions please email me as Freda and Emma are out of the country until the 27th April. 

Please printout out this form, fill it in, and bring it along with a photo on your first visit.



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