**Swim and Paddle cancelled due to forecasted thunderstorms**
Due to the threat of thunderstorms beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, Monday, September 2, and scheduled throughout the day, the Take the Lake 4-mile swim at 8 a.m. and 6-mile paddle at noon, have been cancelled.
We are disappointed to cancel these events, but each participant's safety is of upmost importance.
We would like to thank you for supporting Take the Lake, and we hope you will join us again next year.
4-mile Swim - Monday, September 2, with an 8:00 a.m. start
Swim will leave from Dale’s or dam, 8 a.m. - Event is FREE
Assemble to receive instructions: 7:45 a.m. sharp. Each swimmer will need an escort in a boat/kayak.
We will post the starting location on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/takethelake early Monday morning. .
6-mile Paddle - Monday, September 2
Noon start at the dam and finish at Dale's
6-mile paddle following 1/2 the lake perimeter. Either from the dam by the state park to Dale's or from the dam by Canal Cove Rd. to Dale's. Direction from the dam determined by wind direction. Event is FREE.
A shuttle is available to get you and your boat back to the dam after the finish. Official times will not be posted.
What to bring
But, can you do it?
Do not attempt this Personal Endurance Challenge if you cannot easily:
Swim for one hour easily.
• You must complete a PEC unassisted for an award.
• Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
• No pets.
• These are not guided tours; you must make your own decisions regarding your abilities and the weather.
• Do not litter – recycle, find a garbage can, or carry it.
•DRINK BEFORE YOU GET THIRSTY!