Deam Lake Open Water Swim
Starting in May and running through September we will once again have access to swim at Deam Lake in Southern Indiana. It takes a great deal of effort to get this permit each year and we have a VERY strict set of rules that we must follow to maintain it. Here is a basic FAQ that will help you get your toes in the water and have a fun and more importantly safe outing.
Do you need any volunteers?
Why yes, yes we do. This really needs to be the first thing stated here because this event is only possible because of nice people coming up and volunteering their morning to help the group.
What sort of volunteer help is required?
Kayaks and Kayaker's, Paddle Boards and Paddle Boarder's could all be helpful. You don't need to own one to show up and paddle around keeping an eye out for trouble. Just let us know that are you available with a Kayak/Paddle Board and/or a body to propel one and we will work something out. Besides, it's a great workout.
Who can attend?
This is a Landsharks Paid Members Only event. You must also have signed the electronic waiver recently updated in April 2016.
Where is Deam Lake?
1217 Deam Lake Rd, Borden IN 47106
What is the Cost?
It is free to paid Landsharks Members. However, there is an entry fee to pay at the gate to the park. $9.00 per vehicle for Non-Residents, $7.00 for Residents.
What time should I arrive?
If you plan to swim, you should arrive by 6AM to allow time to sign-in and prepare yourself and your gear. There are no guarantees that anyone will be staying back to sign-in late comers so if you don't make it by 6:30 then you will not be able to participate.
What time does it start?
Toes in the water at 6:30 AM.
How long do we have to swim?
We are required to be inside the buoy's by 8:30 AM. This means you need to be aware of how far you are out in the lake and plan to allow enough time to return to shore by 8:30.
What is required to Swim?
You must be given a cap to swim with and sign-in prior to entering the water. There are no exceptions to this rule as our permit depends on it.
What safety measures are in place?
This is a swim at your own risk event. Having said that we are trying to coordinate as many kayaks as we can get each week to try ensure everyone stay's safe and has a good time.