Lago d'Orta Marathon Swim - questions, and using a volunteer kayaker
I searched but couldn't find a discussion of this event yet.
Loving the idea, and while not sure it can work this summer, would love to hear more from anyone in the know.
A question if I could make it work:
I have always considered this swim business to be a team sport. I do the swimming, and my trusty kayaker (aka husband) does the rest. Basically, all the other work designed to keep me alive and happy while we are out there. Feedings, reading where I am mentally and physically, and making me laugh when I really need it, and of course, giving me treats when he can see that it's time for a gummy bear or two.
He's also a hell of a navigator and has gotten me through some really tricky stuff. Basically, I haven't been able to imagine doing this crazy sport of ours without him in the boat next to me.
If I could make this swim work, it would be just me kayaking and I would have to rely on the volunteer kayaker route, something I have never done.
What do you all think? For those who've used volunteers, how was it? What kind of instruction did you give them or wish you had given them? What about doing this in another country where a language barrier could be an issue?
Anyone? I'd love to hear your thoughts.