Water Brigade

The water brigade consists of a large team that together take care of the safety on the swim course. For example, divers, canoeists, bodyboards and skippers are needed. There are also several rescue teams that contribute to safety.

Water Brigade

Functions and tasks

Divers

  • Usually helping as a snorkeler
  • Keeping an eye on the swimming athletes to see if everything is still going well
  • Supporting athletes who are in need of help

Canoeists

  • Staying with an athlete (e.g. health risk athlete or Para Athlete)
  • Surveillance along the swimming course
  • Helping athletes when they’re in need

Bodyboarders

  • Guiding the start on a bodyboard

Skippers

  • Sailing around with people from the press, jury and/or invitees

Rescue Brigades

  • Controlled by the command post
  • Watching athletes
  • Supporting athletes if they are in need of help
  • Transporting divers
  • Transporting press
  • Transporting medical carers

Water Brigade

Competencies

  • Swimming diploma

  • Skippers: both with and without licence

  • List Item

  • Minimum age 16 years old