Saturday, July 18, 2015
Annual Cross River Swim
Illinois to Paducah Riverfront, Ky.
Paducah Parks Services will host the annual Cross River Swim at the Paducah riverfront at the foot of Broadway on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Swimmers are asked to arrive at 9 a.m. for final instructions with the swim beginning at 10 a.m.
Swimmers will start on the Illinois side of the Ohio River and attempt to swim to the foot of Broadway in Paducah. Each swimmer must have a manned boat to accompany them on the swim if the need arises for the swimmer to be picked up.
If a swimmer has not previously competed in the Cross River Swim, each swimmer must provide documentation from a pool manager that they can swim 500 meters. If you need to complete the pre-qualification swim, contact the Noble Park Pool at 270-444-8539 to arrange a time. You will need to swim 20 laps at the pool.
All participants must be at least 16 years old. The registration fee is $10 per person. Registration forms are available at the Parks office at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive. Call 270-444-8508 for additional information.