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Volunteer and Get a Front Row Seat for the Cal-Tri @ Lake Anna

  • May 19, 2024
  • 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Lake Anna State Park


Cal-Tri is coming to Lake Anna on May 19, 2024 and LACA is providing Course Marshals for the swim portion. LACA has committed to providing a minimum of 10 volunteers who will kayak out to the swim course just prior to the warm-up period and remain on post until the last swimmer is back on land. The swim marshals are there to provide safety assistance if needed. County EMS personnel will be on hand for medical emergencies, so the swim marshals will be there to provide a rest platform or possibly a ride back to shore for those swimmers who cannot complete the swim. 

There will be a food truck on-site all day and volunteers get free food. LACA provides a safety service and receives a $750 donation from Cal-Tri. This is a win for everybody; the athletes, the volunteers, LACA and Cal-Tri (which is a non-profit organization).

Last fall, LACA provided swim marshals for the Kinetic triathlon. I was one of the kayak volunteers who wore 6 layers of clothes under my life jacket and braved the weather. Fortunately, the storm that had been forecast stayed west of the lake and the event was a success. Despite the weather, it was incredible to get a front row seat to watch and be able to support the swimmers. We did have a few swimmers who had to rest by holding onto a kayak. Their race time no longer counted, but after a little recovery time, some wanted to finish the swim while others accepted a jet ski ride back to shore. The swim marshals also found themselves becoming a cheering section for the swimmers who were reaching deep inside to complete the swim.


  • Parking is near the boat ramp for swim marshals.
  • 7:15 am - Have your kayak/paddle/life jacket/water bottle ready to go on the boat ramp
  • 7:15 am - Race day instructions
  • 7:45 am - Be on the water beside the course
  • Around 9:15 am - return to boat ramp
  • Load up kayaks and visit the food truck

You will do a double registration. Once on the LACA site so that I have contact information in case any details change. For the LACA registration you can put more than one person on the same registration. Each person must register on the Cal-Tri site and complete their registration (use the url below to go directly to the volunteer page). There is a spot on the Tri Cal registration to note you are a LACA volunteer.

2024 Cal Tri Richmond - 5.19.24 Volunteer Registration (

We will need 2 of our 10 volunteers to be on a jet ski. Let me know if you'd rather be on a jet ski than a kayak.

I look forward to seeing you on the 19th!



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