Say YES! to Life Swims Say Yes! to Life Swims: Discover the Joy of Open Water Swimming

Discover the joy of open water swimming

Paddle With Us

THANKS for your interest in volunteering

Do what you love while making swimmers safe! The role of Water Support, whether in a kayak, SUP, or motorized craft, is the backbone of our business. We pride ourselves in maintaining a stellar safety record for almost a decade in business. We couldn’t do it without you.

Why Be a Water Support Volunteer?

  • Spend glorious time on the water.
  • Great people, great treats, great fun!
  • Paddle for at least two events in 2019.  After that, your favorite swimmer may register for ANY ONE of the following events FREE of charge:

What We Expect from Volunteers

  • Participate in on-site safety meetings (1 per event).
  • Provide visibility for swimmers and help them stay on course.
  • Work collaboratively with other event personnel to keep swimmers safe.

We Provide:

Wearing the Say Yes to Life Swims Water Escort hat!

  • Loan of a personal walkie-talkie for each event.
  • Safety orientation and route maps.
  • Opportunity to build your self-rescue skills with a FREE 2-hour Self Rescue Clinic on June 22nd.
  • Say Yes to Life! hat when you volunteer for at least two events.
  • Excellent snacks and drinks at every event.
  • Lots and lots of appreciation.

With the exception of Awesome Alki, all events take place in Lake Washington.


Apply to Volunteer



Waiver and Safety Plan

To paddle with us, you must agree to the terms of the LIABILITY WAIVER/SAFETY PLAN.