If you spend more than 5 minutes reading through DiveWithFrank, you’ll know that I love just about anything to do with getting into the water. Well last weekend (April 29, 2017) was no exception. However, instead of just teaching another fun scuba diving class I got the chance to be a rescue diver and lifeguard at the Savage Race, held at the Hopkins Game Farm in Kennedyville, MD.
This weekend (4/29, 2017) I worked as a rescue diver and lifeguard at the Savage Race @ Hopkins Game Farm in Kennedyville, MD. We were keeping people safe at the Davy Jones’ Locker water obstacle, but first DWF needed to test it out himself.
Testing the waters!
While doing a stint as a rescue diver and lifeguard for the Savage Race 2017 in Kennedyville MD this year we managed to catch a few people in slow motion. Good stuff!
We were assigned to the Davy Jones Locker water obstacle, which was basically roughly 25’X25′ (perhaps bigger) X 15′ deep water obstacle that racers got to jump into from a 15′ high platform. With an air temperature of almost 90 degrees on Saturday jumping into that cold water is kind of a shock.
NOTE: I’m just estimating on sizes here.
We worked with an outfit called Event Medics, who supplies EMTs, Lifeguards, and Rescue Divers for all kinds of different events across the country. If you are trained as an EMT-B, Lifeguard, or Rescue Diver and want to give this a try head on over to Event Medics and see if they’ve got any events in your area.
After all of the racers cleared Davy Jones Locker, we jumped in and scoured the bottom for all of the stuff that fell in during the race. Everybody found at least 5 pairs of glasses. The Go-Pros…unfortunately…seemed to elude us.
I had a great time helping people this weekend, made some friends, and met some new dive buddies to boot!