Central Illinois Masters Swimming

2018 Central Illinois Open Water Swim (CIOWS)

The 9th Annual 2018 CIOWS is almost here!  Saturday, June 23rd, is the big day at Lake Evergreen in Comlara Park.  For the event to run smoothly we are asking for volunteers on both Friday, June 22 and Saturday morning.  Please take a look and consider donating your time or supplies!

Location: Comlara

Created by:   Jamie haseman
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy CDT) Available Slot
(Fri. 8:00am)

Course Set Up (2)

We need people to go on the boat and assist in setting up the course. This requires some muscles!

1 of 2 slots filled
Brett Barbee

Other Set Up (6)

Help with setting up tables, chairs, banners, flag, signs, starting chute, and other miscellaneous activities.

2 of 6 slots filled
Ken Ota
Roxane Lyons
Can help where needed on Friday morning.

Beach Clean Up (2)

Help clean area around start/finish.

1 of 2 slots filled
Tom Critchfield
I love goose poop!

Inflate Buoys (2)

Using the air hose at the service garage inflate red buoys. Then transport the short distance to the boat dock. A truck is helpful for this.

(Sat. 7:00am)

Kayakers (10)

We need kayakers for during the race. (UPDATE: You may report at 8 am!) *Will not be able to swim race

9 of 10 slots filled
Lisa and Randy Ehlers (2)
do not have our own kayaks
Maria Eeten
I will need a kayak
Brett Barbee
Need kayak
Scott Todd
Need to borrow a kayak.
Patti Koranda
Coordinator for kayakers
John Pratt
Paula Pratt
Bill Fahrenkrug
Will need kayak & paddle
Patrick Verda
I'll need to borrow a kayak

Announcer Assistant

We need one person who is not swimming to assist the announcer.

Deb King Ochs

Clerk of Course Assistant (3)

*Can swim race!

1 of 3 slots filled
Amy Dennis

Registration (4)

(body marking, chip and cap distribution, positive check in) *Can swim race.

All slots filled
Josh Davis
Patrick Fort
Shawn Bolden
John Pratt

Tee shirt distribution (2)

*Can swim race

All slots filled
Roxane Lyons
Marie-Susanne Langille
I am carpooling with Carrie H (who is swimming the event) and I will be there at 8 am at the latest; also willing to help out where needed

Manual Accounting of Swimming in and out of water (4)

Very important task! *Can't swim race.

1 of 4 slots filled
Scott Richardson


We need food donations! Granola bars, fruit, bagels, etc.

15 slots filled - more available
David Dow
Josh Davis
Patrick Fort
Bananas and oranges
Andrew Hartman
Granola bars
Roxane Lyons
Gwen Talaski (5)
Granola bars
Gwen Talaski (2)
bananas (bunch)
John Pratt
Cookie Bars and Pound Cake
Maria Novotny
2 dozen apples
LeAnn Lizakowski

Clean Up

After the swim and awards, help tear down and clean up the event!

4 slots filled - more available
Amy Dennis
John Pratt
John Pratt
Mike Seeborg
Jamie haseman
Jamie Haseman

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