Paddlers are part of the Krossin' Keuka safety team and play an immportant role because they are closest to the swimmers in the water. They are the Safety Team's eyes and ears, and not only offer encouragement and coaching, but also offer PFD to swimmers in need.
Single and Tandem Kayakers are acceptable. Canoes are acceptable but limited.
It is required that all paddlers attend a safety briefing, regardless of experience or previous participation. There will be multiple opportunities to attend this briefing. You cannot participate in Krossin' Keuka unless you attend at least one briefing.
Required Equipment for Paddlers:
Recommended Equipment for Paddlers:
Contact Committee Chair, Margie Long at (315) 536-6979. For website help, email email@example.com.
Krossin' Keuka is a .67 mile fun swim across Keuka Lake, off the shore of Keuka College. Swimmers are escorted by paddlers and marine patrol and greeted with breakfast on the shore. We swim to support the Keuka Comfort Care Home through fund raising in the form of sponsorships.
The Keuka Comfort Care Home is a non-profit home in Penn Yan, NY which provides a facility and staff to ensure compassionate care in a peaceful, home-like environment for our community's terminally ill residents and their families, at no cost to these patients or families.